Welterweights Siyar Bahadurzada and John Howard are set to meet at UFC 168, officials announced recently.
The card is set for December 28 from Las Vegas and features a main event between UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman and Anderson Silva.
Bahadurzada (21-5-1) is coming off a loss to Dong Hyun Kim and was forced out of a contest with Robbie Lawler. He had won seven straight before that.
Howard (21-8) returned to the UFC earlier this year, defeating Uriah Hall. He has gone 5-3 in eight Octagon appearances.