Steven Siler will face Noad Lahat on July 26. | Dave Mandel/Sherdog.com
A featherweight pairing pitting Steven Siler against Noad Lahat is being targeted for UFC on Fox 12.
The bout was mentioned on Fox Sports 1’s new episode of “UFC Tonight,” and Siler also confirmed the booking via social media. UFC on Fox 12 takes place July 26 at the SAP Center in San Jose, Calif.
Siler, 27, rides back-to-back defeats heading into his clash with Lahat, a skid that followed four victories in his previous five bouts. The Pit Elevated representative was last seen in March, when he was knocked out by Rony Mariano Bezerra at UFC Fight Night “Shogun vs. Henderson 2.”
Lahat, meanwhile, suffered the first defeat of his pro career on the same night, when the American Kickboxing Academy product was stopped by a Godofredo Castro flying knee. Prior to that setback, “Neo” had won his first seven pro bouts, finishing six of his foes by either knockout or submission.