On Thursday, a welterweight affair between Jake Ellenberger (pictured) and Stephen Thompson was added to the UFC 189 lineup.
ESPN.com initially reported the matchup, which was subsequently confirmed by UFC VP of public relations Dave Sholler.
The July 11 event takes place inside MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Ellenberger is coming off a much-needed win in a submission over Josh Koscheck. “The Juggernaut
had dropped three straight prior to February’s victory.
Thompson has rattled off four straight wins, with his most recent coming in September’s unanimous decision over Patrick Cote at UFC 178.
Here is the show’s updated roster:
Brad Pickett vs. Thomas Almeida
John Hathaway vs. Gunnar Nelson
Mike Swick vs. Alex Garcia
Brandon Thatch vs. John Howard
Jake Ellenberger vs. Stephen Thompson
Dennis Bermudez vs. Jeremy Stephens
Matt Brown vs. Tim Means
Rory MacDonald vs. Robbie Lawler (UFC welterweight champion)
Conor McGregor vs. Jose Aldo (UFC featherweight champion)