Aljamain Sterling has been chasing Bryan Caraway on social media for several months.
This May, he’ll finally get his shot at proving himself vs. Caraway, as the two bantamweights have been added to the UFC Fight Night 88 event in Las Vegas.
Sterling (12-0) recently signed a new contract with the UFC after winning his first four bouts in the promotion. That includes stoppages vs. Johnny Eduardo and Takeya Mizugaki.
Caraway (20-7) has picked up wins in three of his last four and is 6-2 overall in his last eight fights. Both defeats were decision setbacks to top contender Raphael Assuncao and Mizugaki.
Newsday first reported the fight announcement.
Below is the current lineup:
Bantamweight: Thomas Almeida vs. Cody Garbrandt
Featherweight: Renan Barao vs. Jeremy Stephens
Bantamweight: Aljamain Sterling vs. Bryan Caraway
Welterweight: Tarec Saffiedine vs. Rick Story
Welterweight: Jorge Masvidal vs. Lorenz Larkin
Lightweight: Josh Burkman vs. Paul Felder
Middleweight: Chris Camozzi vs. Vitor Miranda
Lightweight: Abel Trujillo vs. Carlos Diego Ferreira
Heavyweight: Chris De La Rocha vs. Adam Milstead
Middleweight: Jake Collier vs. Alberto Uda
Lightweight: Erik Koch vs. Joe Proctor
Female Bantamweight: Jessica Eye vs. Sara McMann