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UFC have released the latest instalments in their 'Countdown to' series ahead of this weekend's UFC 175 pay-per-view.

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There are only two videos this time out, there are usually three, likely due to the Chael Sonnen-Wanderlei Silv drugs test failure, which has seen both fighters suspended and Vitor Belfort without a fight.

In the main event, we have Chris Weidman defending his UFC Middleweight title against Lyoto 'The Dragon' Machida.

Watch: Countdown to UFC 175: Chris Weidman vs. Lyoto Machida

The undefeated Weidman comes into the fight after stopping UFC and MMA legend, Anderson Silva twice in successive fights and will be eager to prove to the world that his victories were no fluke, as some have suggested.

For Machida, it's only his third fight at middleweight, but the former-Light Heavyweight champion will be perhaps the hottest trial by fire that Weidman could face off against post-Silva.

Machida last title fight was against Jon Jones back in December 2011, where he lost by decision by the Brazilian fighter will look to regain UFC gold come this Saturday.

On July 4th weekend, there will be even more pressure on Weidman to deliver the goods for America, especially with the UFC hyping it as USA vs Brazil.

Women's Bantamweight Championship fight - Ronda Rousey (c) versus Alexis Davis

The co-main event of the evening will be a Women's Bantamweight title fight as yet another women tries to step it up and end the undefeated streak of Ronda Rousey.

The UFC's golden girl, Rousey, has ended every fight in her career and in her last match secured her first ever TKO victory in MMA, stopping Sara McCann.

Davis comes into the fight on five-fight win streak and although she's a huge underdog according to betmakers, there's every chance she can shock the world.

On her way to the fight, Davis defeated one of Rousey's 'Four Horsewomen', Shayna Baszler and although Davis hasn't made as much as a point of it as Bethe Correira has, it's still noteworthy as fuel to the fire in Rousey.

Watch: Countdown to UFC 175: Ronda Rousey vs. Alexis Davis

Also on the main card will be Stefan Struve facing off against Matt Mitrione in a heavyweight slobberknocker and the undercard will feature Urijah Faber facing off against Alex Caceres.

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