Sasha Palatnikov and Ramiz Brahimaj will attempt to return to the win column in an August 21st matchup. News of the welterweight pairing was first broken on Monday by Farah Hannoun of MMA Junkie.
The match joins a show that does not have a confirmed location currently.
Palatnikov was finished in his last fight, getting submitted in the second round with a rear naked choke by Impa Kasanganay. The fight came five months after he won his UFC debut, where he prevailed in a back-and-forth battle against Louis Cosce.
Brahimaj, a veteran of regional promotion LFA, lost his UFC debut in November against Max Griffin due to a gruesome ear injury.
Ranked middleweights Paulo Costa and Jared Cannonier are expected to headline UFC’s August 21st card. Here are the fights that have been reported for the card thus far.
Bout 8: Paulo Costa (13-1) vs. Jared Cannonier (13-5) (Middleweight)
Bout 7: William Knight (9-2) vs. Fabio Cherant (7-2) (Light Heavyweight)
Bout 6: Chase Sherman (15-7) vs. Parker Porter (11-6) (Heavyweight)
Bout 5: Vinc Pichel (13-2) vs. Austin Hubbard (13-5) (Lightweight)
Bout 4: Alexandre Pantoja (23-5) vs. Brandon Royval (12-5) (Flyweight)
Bout 3: Luis Saldana (15-6) vs. Austin Lingo (8-1) (Featherweight)
Bout 2: Clay Guida (36-20) vs. Mark Madsen (10-0) (Lightweight)
Bout 1: Ramiz Brahimaj (8-3) vs. Sasha Palatnikov (6-3) (Welterweight)