A light heavyweight contest between Ryan Bader and Vladimir Matyushenko has been added to UFC on Fox 6 in January.
The bout will likely be part of the preliminary card, which also received David Mitchell vs. Simeon Thoresen on Monday. Both matches were confirmed by UFC officials.
Bader (14-3) is coming off a loss to Lyoto Machida this past summer. He had hoped to make it two in a row over former UFC champions after topping Quinton “Rampage” Jackson in Japan.
Matyushenko (26-6) has won seven of his 11 UFC bouts, but was stopped by Alexander Gustafsson last December. “The Janitor” was forced out of a planned match with Matt Hamill due to an injury earlier this year.
Mitchell (11-2) will likely need a win to remain in the UFC, having lost his two prior Octagon bouts, while Thoresen (17-3-1) is 1-1 with the promotion.