Matt Brown will fight Dhiego Lima at a yet-to-be-announced UFC Fight Night event on June 19, multiple people with knowledge of the booking told MMA Fighting on Monday.
The UFC has yet to officially unveil the event’s location and its broadcasting details.
“The Immortal” (22-18) will attempt to rebound from consecutive defeats to Miguel Baeza and Carlos Condit, snapping a two-fight finishing streak over Ben Saunders and Diego Sanchez.
Brown recently responded to a callout from one-time UFC welterweight title challenger Dan Hardy, but the bout apparently failed to materialize. Hardy has been inactive since the diagnosis of a potentially serious heart condition that cancelled a bout with Brown at UFC on FOX 7 in 2013.
Lima (15-8), a former Titan FC welterweight champion and two-time The Ultimate Fighter finalist, won three in a row in bouts against Chad Laprise, Court McGee and Luke Jumeau before losing a unanimous decision to Belal Muhammad in February.