Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza will remain active, taking on Robert Whittaker at UFC on FOX 24 later this year.
Set for April 15 from the Sprint Center in Kansas City, the event features flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson vs. Wilson Reis.
Souza (24-4) has scored back-to-back finishes over Tim Boetsch and Vitor Belfort since a split decision loss to Yoel Romero. He is 10-1 over his last 11.
Whittaker (17-4) sports an impressive six-fight win streak that includes victories over Derek Brunson, Uriah Hall and Brad Tavares.
Below is the current fight card:
UFC Flyweight Championship
Demetrious Johnson (c) vs. Wilson Reis
Middleweight: Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza vs. Robert Whittaker
Strawweight: Rose Namajunas vs. Michelle Waterson
Flyweight: Tim Elliott vs. Louis Smolka
Light Heavyweight: Devin Clark vs. Jake Collier
Light Heavyweight: Andrew Sanchez vs. Anthony Smith
Female Bantamweight: Ketlen Vieria vs. Ashlee Evans-Smith
Welterweight: Nathan Coy vs. Zak Cummings
Lightweight: Rashid Magomedov vs. Bobby Green
Bantamweight: Patrick Williams vs. Tom Duquesnoy
Featherweight: Jeremy Stephens vs. Renato Moicano