Lightweights Gilbert Burns and Christos Gligos will square off this October at UFC 179, officials announced recently.
Set for October 25 from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the event features a bout between featherweight champion Jose Aldo and Chad Mendes. The main card airs on pay-per-view, with prelims set for FOX Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass from the Maracanazinho Gymnasium.
Burns (8-0) made his Octagon debut with a decision victory over Andreas Stahl at welterweight, but will be moving down to 155 pounds for this contest. He owns seven first round stoppages to his credit.
Giagos (10-2) will be competing in the UFC for the first time. He comes over from Resurrection Fighting Alliance after a victory over Dakota Cochrane that won him the lightweight title.
Below is the current lineup:
UFC Featherweight Championship
Jose Aldo (c) vs. Chad Mendes
Light Heavyweight: Phil Davis vs. Glover Teixeira
Flyweight: Scott Jorgensen vs. Wilson Reis
Featherweight: Felipe Arantes vs. Andre Fili
Welterweight: Neil Magny vs. William Macario
Lightweight: Fabricio Camoes vs. Josh Shockley
Light Heavyweight: Fabio Maldonado vs. Hans Stringer
Lightweight: Beneil Dariush vs. Alan Patrick
Lightweight: Yan Cabral vs. Naoyuki Kotani
Featherweight: Darren Elkins vs. Lucas Martins
Lightweight: Gilbert Burns vs. Christos Giagos