According to multiple reports, welterweights Hector Lombard and Rory MacDonald will square off at UFC 186 this April.
The event takes place April 25 from the Bell Centre in Montreal. MacDonald was expected to fight for the UFC title, but officials have decided on a third meeting between champion Robbie Lawler and Johny Hendricks.
Lombard (35-4-1) is a former Bellator champion who has won four of six Octagon bouts, including a recent victory over Josh Burkman. He mentioned a possible match up with MacDonald following that win.
MacDonald (18-2) scored a victory over Tarec Saffiedine in October and was positioned for a title fight. He is 9-2 with the UFC.
Officials have yet to formally announce the bout.