As expected, Lyoto Machida (pictured) will battle CB Dollaway when the UFC returns to Brazil in December.
UFC officials announced the tango Wednesday via Twitter.
The location and exact date were not reported, nor if the middleweight affair will headline the show. However, given Machida’s stature in his homeland of Brazil, it’s highly likely.
Machida is looking to bounce back from a unanimous decision defeat to reigning champion Chris Weidman. “The Dragon” had won both of his 185-pound scraps since dropping from light heavyweight prior to July’s defeat.
Dollaway will be riding a two-fight winning streak into the biggest bout of his career. The 31-year-old most recently posted a lopsided decision victory over Francis Carmont.
No other matchups have been reported for the lineup.