Paulo Thiago will fight for the third time in his native country of Brazil, squaring off with Gasan Umalatov at UFC Fight Night: Sonnen vs. Wanderlei in May.
Set for Sao Paulo on May 31, the card will feature Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva in the main event. So far, Thiago-Umalatov is the only other bout announced.
Thiago (15-6) is 5-6 in his Octagon career, but just 2-5 in his last seven. He was recently finished by Brandon Thatch.
Umalatov (14-3-1) lost his UFC debut to Neil Magny, snapping a strong 8-1 run while fighting in Russia.