Bantamweights looking to move closer to a future UFC title fight will meet at UFC 173, as TJ Dillashaw takes on Takeya Mizugaki.
Set for May 24 from Las Vegas, the event goes down inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Chris Weidman defends his UFC middleweight title against Vitor Belfort in the main event.
Dillashaw (9-2) is on a 5-1 run that includes a win over Mike Easton. He did fall to Raphael Assuncao, who many believe is the next challenger to Renan Barao’s reign atop the division.
Mizugaki (19-7-2) has won four straight and is 11-2 in his last 13 fights overall. The 30-year-old has topped Nam Phan, Erik Perez, Bryan Caraway and Jeff Hougland since a 2012 loss to Chris Cariaso.
Below is the current list of announced fights:
UFC Middleweight Championship
Chris Weidman (c) vs. Vitor Belfort
Lightweight: Jamie Varner vs. James Krause
Bantamweight: Chris Holdsworth vs. Kyung-Ho Kang
Featherweight: Sam Sicilia vs. Doo Ho Choi
Bantamweight: TJ Dillashaw vs. Takeya Mizugaki
Lightweight: Al Iaquinta vs. Mitch Clarke