Jared Vanderaa will attempt to bounce back from his UFC debut loss on May 22nd when fighting Justin Tafa, per a report from Mike Heck of MMA Fighting.
The fight joins a quickly growing UFC lineup that does not have a confirmed location at the moment.
Vanderaa made his UFC debut in February, losing a fight to Serghei Spivac via stoppage in the second round. Vanderaa entered the UFC after a one-round victory over Harry Hunsucker on “Dana White’s Contender Series” last year.
Tafa will be returning after losing a split decision to Carlos Felipe in January. He earned his first UFC win in his previous bout, defeating Juan Adams in 2020.
UFC’s May 22nd card does not have a main event confirmed for the lineup currently. Here are the bouts that have been reported thus far.
Bout 6: David Dvorak (19-3) vs. Raulian Paiva (20-3) (Flyweight)
Bout 5: Felicia Spencer (8-2) vs. Danyelle Wolf (1-0) (Featherweight)
Bout 4: Yan Xiaonan (13-1) vs. Carla Esparza (17-6) (Strawweight)
Bout 3: Rodrigo Nascimento (8-1) vs. Alan Baudot (8-2) (Heavyweight)
Bout 2: Denys Bondar (15-2) vs. Victor Rodriguez (7-3) (Bantamweight)
Bout 1: Justin Tafa (4-2) vs. Jared Vanderaa (11-5) (Heavyweight)