Justin Scoggins has looked good in his pair of UFC appearances. | Dave Mandel/Sherdog.com
Rising flyweights Dustin Ortiz and Justin Scoggins will meet in Las Vegas this summer.
UFC officials Monday announced that the 125-pounders have verbally agreed a bout at “The Ultimate Fighter 19” finale, which takes place July 6 at Mandalay Bay Events Center. The card is topped by a featherweight fight between “TUF 19” coaches Frankie Edgar and B.J. Penn.
Ortiz is just two weeks removed from a split-decision victory over previously unbeaten Ray Borg at UFC on Fox 11. The 25-year-old Tennessee native is 2-1 since entering the Octagon in November, with a loss to former title challenger John Moraga bookended by wins over Borg and Jose Maria Tome.
Scoggins, 22, holds a perfect professional record of 9-0, with six knockouts and one submission. The “Tank” stopped highly regarded Australian Richie Vaculik in his December UFC debut and then outpointed the more experienced Will Campuzano at UFC 171 in March.