On Wednesday, a welterweight bout between Brandon Thatch (pictured) and John Howard was announced for UFC 189.
Both 170 pounders are looking to right the ship. Howard more than Thatch.
Thatch is trying to bounce back from February’s upset loss to former lightweight champion Benson Henderson. “Rukus” had rattled off 10 straight wins prior to the submission defeat.
Howard, meanwhile, is likely fighting for his UFC life having lost three consecutive contests. The veteran was most recently TKO’d by Lorenz Larkin in January.
The July 11 event takes place inside MGM Grand Garden Arean in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Here is the show’s current lineup:
John Hathaway vs. Gunnar Nelson
Brandon Thatch vs. John Howard
Dennis Bermudez vs. Jeremy Stephens
Rory MacDonald vs. Robbie Lawler (UFC welterweight champion)
Conor McGregor vs. Jose Aldo (UFC fetherweight champion)