UFC officials have added another key bout to the October return to Texas, pairing Gilbert Melendez with Diego Sanchez. The pair will collide at UFC 166: Velasquez vs. Dos Santos III.
The card takes place October 19 from the Toyota Center in Houston. The bout will likely be part of the main card.
Melendez (21-3) is a former Strikeforce lightweight champion. He made his Octagon debut earlier this year, falling to UFC champion Benson Henderson via decision.
Sanchez (24-5) is making another run at 155 pounds after a stint at welterweight. He is a former Ultimate Fighter winner and holds a 13-5 UFC mark.