Bantamweights Sean O’Malley and Louis Smolka are set to face off at UFC’s July 10th event, per a report from Ryan Frederick of Fight Game Media.
The fight joins UFC 264, which is currently set to happen at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
O’Malley will be looking to score his second victory of the year. He last appeared in March, where he finished a dominant performance against Thomas Almeida in the third round with strikes.
The fight was an important win for O’Malley, who was returning after taking his first career loss to Marlon Vera last year.
Smolka is coming off a stoppage win he earned in late 2020 against Jose Alberto Quinonez. The fight bounced him back from his previous fight, which was a first-round submission loss to Casey Kenney.
The trilogy bout between Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor is currently set to headline UFC 264. Here is how the lineup for the show looks at the moment.
Bout 7: Dustin Poirier (27-6) vs. Conor McGregor (22-5) (Lightweight)
Bout 6: Gilbert Burns (19-4) vs. Stephen Thompson (16-4-1) (Welterweight)
Bout 5: Jennifer Maia (18-7-1) vs. Jessica Eye (15-9) (Flyweight)
Bout 4: Omari Akhmedov (21-5-1) vs. Brad Tavares (18-6) (Middleweight)
Bout 3: Tai Tuivasa (12-3) vs. Greg Hardy (7-3) (Heavyweight)
Bout 2: Dricus Du Plessis (15-2) vs. Trevin Giles (14-2) (Middleweight)
Bout 1: Sean O’Malley (13-1) vs. Louis Smolka (17-7) (Bantamweight)