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Before the action hits the Octagon, check out this replay of “Countdown to UFC 211,” which takes an in-depth look at the two title fights set for Saturday night.

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UFC president Dana White announced late Wednesday night that officials are moving ahead with Michael Bisping and the middleweight title.

But that does not include Georges St-Pierre.

White told FOX Sports out of Australia that Yoel Romero will challenge Bisping for the belt next after St-Pierre stated he would not be ready to return until late in 2017.

“I made this GSP fight, we did a press conference. The thing was supposed to happen in July. Michael Bisping is going to have to defend his title now. We’re not waiting for GSP,” White said. “(Yoel) doesn’t need to voice his opinion on why he needs a title shot. He definitely deserves a title shot. He’s next in line, he’s the No. 1 ranked guy in the world.

“Georges St-Pierre was coming back. Bisping-St-Pierre – they both wanted that fight. We asked Yoel to step aside, he did. It doesn’t look like that fight is gonna happen now. Georges St-Pierre is saying he will not be ready to compete now until November. Who knows if that’s even the case. It could be next year.”

GSP ended his MMA exile earlier this year, signing a new contract with the UFC and stating he planned to compete at middleweight after dominating the welterweight division for years. The UFC immediately announced St-Pierre as the next challenger to Bisping, but no date was ever set for the fight.

After a short hiatus, the UFC returns this Saturday night with two title fights.

UFC 211 takes place from the American Airlines Center in Dallas and features Junior dos Santos challenging Stipe Miocic for the heavyweight title.

Also, Joanna Jedrzejczyk defends his strawweight belt vs. Jessica Andrade.

Below is the final fight card:

MAIN CARD (PPV/10 p.m. ET)

UFC Heavyweight Championship
Stipe Miocic (c) vs. Junior dos Santos

UFC Strawweight Championship
Joanna Jedrzejczyk (c) vs. Jessica Andrade

Welterweight: Demian Maia vs. Jorge Masvidal

Featherweight: Frankie Edgar vs. Yair Rodriguez

Flyweight: Henry Cejudo vs. Sergio Pettis

PRELIMINARY CARD (FX/8 p.m. ET)

Lightweight: Eddie Alvarez vs. Dustin Poirier

Featherweight: Chas Skelly vs. Jason Knight

Middleweight: Krzysztof Jotko vs. David Branch

Lightweight: Marco Polo Reyes vs. James Vick

PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass/6 p.m. ET)

Strawweight: Jessica Aguilar vs. Cortney Casey

Featherweight: Jared Gordon vs. Michel Quinones

Heavyweight: Chase Sherman vs. Rashad Coulter

Featherweight: Gabriel Benitez vs. Enrique Barzola

Light Heavyweight: Gadzhimurad Antigulov vs. Joachim Christensen

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The saying goes “Everything is bigger in Texas,” and that is especially true for UFC 211.

Officials have added another bout to the lineup, completing things with 14 fights for May 13. The event takes place inside the American Airlines Center.

In the main event, Stipe Miocic defends his heavyweight title against Junior dos Santos.

Of note, prelims will air on FX instead of either FOX Sports 1 or FOX Sports 2.

Below is the complete fight card:

MAIN CARD (PPV/10 p.m. ET)

UFC Heavyweight Championship
Stipe Miocic (c) vs. Junior dos Santos

UFC Strawweight Championship
Joanna Jedrzejczyk (c) vs. Jessica Andrade

Welterweight: Demian Maia vs. Jorge Masvidal

Featherweight: Frankie Edgar vs. Yair Rodriguez

Flyweight: Henry Cejudo vs. Sergio Pettis

PRELIMINARY CARD (FX/8 p.m. ET)

Lightweight: Eddie Alvarez vs. Dustin Poirier

Featherweight: Chas Skelly vs. Jason Knight

Middleweight: Krzysztof Jotko vs. David Branch

Lightweight: Marco Polo Reyes vs. James Vick

PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass/6 p.m. ET)

Strawweight: Jessica Aguilar vs. Cortney Casey

Featherweight: Jared Gordon vs. Michel Quinones

Heavyweight: Chase Sherman vs. Rashad Coulter

Featherweight: Gabriel Benitez vs. Enrique Barzola

Light Heavyweight: Gadzhimurad Antigulov vs. Joachim Christensen

Vitor Belfort will step inside the Octagon one final time, meeting Nate Marquardt this June at UFC 212.

Belfort confirmed the previously reported fight with a message on social media Monday.

“I started my UFC journey 20 years ago, at UFC 12 and exactly 200 events after at June third, I will be making my last appearance for the organization at my hometown, Rio de Janeiro,” Belfort wrote. “I am expecting you at the arena so I can say thank you in person to you all that have been with me along this way. Always together!!”

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