Thales Leites will replace Rafael Natal and meet Ed Herman at UFC 167 this November.
The bout was announced during “UFC Tonight” Wednesday. The card takes place November 16 from Las Vegas, with Georges St-Pierre facing Johny Hendricks in the main event.
Leites (21-4) is on his second go-round with the UFC. He has won four straight, including a decision victory vs. Tom Watson in August.
Herman (21-9) earned a decision over Trevor Smith this past July, improving to 4-1 with one no-contest since 2011.