Ryan Bader (pictured) and Ovince St. Preux discussed a possible matchup after their respective wins this past weekend, and the UFC was clearly listening. On Wednesday, it was announced the light heavyweights will headline UFC Fight Night 47.
The August 16 event takes place inside Cross Insurance Center in Bangor, Maine.
Bader is victorious in three of his past four fights, including two straight. “Darth” dominated Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante for a decision this Saturday.
St. Preux will be riding a six-fight winning streak into the tango. OSP’s only loss in his last 15 outings came against Gegard Mousasi in December 2011 in a Strikeforce event.
Fox Sports 1 is expected to broadcast the main card live.
Here is the show’s current lineup:
Jack May vs. Shawn Jordan
Tim Boetsch vs. Brad Tavares
Ryan Bader vs. Ovince St. Preux