Light heavyweights Ryan Bader and Keith Jardine will reportedly be squaring off inside the Octagon at UFC 110 in Australia. MMAWeekly has confirmed with sources close to the fight that the bout is a done deal.
Bader is currently undefeated with his last win coming against Eric Schafer at “UFC 104: Machida vs. Shogun.” He also defeated Vinny Magalhaes to become “The Ultimate Fighter” of season 8, which featured light heavyweights.
The Greg Jackson trained Jardine has lost 4 out of his last 6 bouts including knockouts to Houston Alexander, Wanderlei Silva and most recently Thiago Silva.
The addition of the Bader/Jardine bout is expected to support the co-main events which feature a middleweight bout between Wanderlei Silva and Michael Bisping as well as a heavyweight contender’s match with Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira taking on Cain Velasquez.
UFC 110 will be the promotion’s first run in the land down under and is scheduled to take place on February 21st.