Hector Lombard and Yushin Okami have signed on to square off in a key middleweight bout, UFC officials announced late Monday night. The two will collide at UFC on Fuel TV: Silva vs. Stann.
The bout will likely be part of the main card, which airs March 2 in the U.S. The event takes place March 3 from Saitama, Japan.
Lombard (32-3-1) picked up his first UFC victory when he defeated Rousimar Palhares in December. He had his 25-fight unbeaten streak snapped by Tim Boetsch upon entering the Octagon.
Okami (28-7) is a sound 12-4 with the UFC, including two straight wins. He lost to Anderson Silva in his quest to claim the UFC middleweight title in 2011.