According to a report by Dan Alegria of The Press-Enterprise, Lorenz Larkin will make his UFC debut against Francis Carmont at UFC on FOX: Henderson vs. Melendez. The card takes place April 20 from San Jose.
Larkin (13-0) moved down to middleweight after a loss to Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal. The decision was later changed to a no-contest after Lawal failed his post-fight drug test.
Larkin had a Strikeforce title match with Luke Rockhold set, but Rockhold was unable to heal in time for the two to meet. The promotion folded in January.
Carmont (20-7) has won nine consecutive fights, including four straight since debuting in the UFC in 2011. He has scored two submission victories and two decision wins inside the Octagon.