Deron Winn set to square off with Darren Stewart

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A matchup between two rising middleweight fighters has been added to UFC on ESPN 6.

Fresh off of a victory over Eric Spicely at UFC on ESPN+ 12, Deron Winn (6-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) will take on Darren Stewart at 185 pounds.

Two people with knowledge of the situation told MMA Junkie of the booking. They wished to remain anonymous since the UFC has yet to make an official announcement. The Body Lock was the first to report the bout was in the works.

UFC on ESPN 6 will take place Oct. 18 at TD Garden. The entire card airs on ESPN 2.

A training partner of UFC champions Daniel Cormier and Khabib Nurmagomedov at American Kickboxing Academy, Winn has entered MMA with a strong wrestling background at Lindenwood University.

Despite his history in wrestling, the three-time All American stuck with his striking in his UFC debut against Spicely. A back-and-forth war saw the fighters land 276 significant strikes with no takedowns attempted from either competitor.

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