UFC officials have announced a lightweight scrap between Edson Barboza and John Makdessi for this July’s UFC 162: Silva vs. Weidman card. The event takes place from Las Vegas.
The two will likely be part of the prelims on July 6, as UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva defends his title against Chris Weidman.
Barboza (11-1) has split his last two bouts, defeating Lucas Martins after suffering his first career loss to Jamie Varner.
Makdessi (11-2) has won two straight, toppling Sam Stout and Daron Cruickshank. He has also split his last four fights overall.