Kyle Noke will compete on home soil when he meets Dominique Steel at UFC Fight Night 101 in Melbourne on Nov. 27.
The Las Vegas-based promotion confirmed the bout on Thursday. UFC Fight Night takes place at Rod Laver Arena and is headlined by a middleweight rematch between Luke Rockhold and Ronaldo Souza.
Noke enters the matchup on a two-fight losing streak. The 36-year-old Aussie began his 2016 campaign with a split-decision loss to Alex Morono at UFC 195 before falling to Keita Nakamura via submission at UFC Fight Night “McDonald vs. Lineker” on July 13. The Jackson-Wink MMA representative is 6-5 during his promotional tenure.
Steele, meanwhile, has tasted victory just once in three Octagon appearances — a slam KO of Dong Hyun Kim at UFC Fight Night in Seoul last November. The former CES MMA champion is coming off consecutive defeats against Danny Roberts and Court McGee.