The first three bouts have been announced for UFC Fight Night 127 in London on March 17.
Leon Edwards will face Peter Sobotta at welterweight; Paul Craig will meet Magomed Ankalaev at light heavyweight and Mark Godbeer will clash with Dmitry Poberezhets at heavyweight. The promotion confirmed the pairings on Thursday. UFC Fight Night 127 takes place at the O2 Arena in London.
Edwards has won his last four Octagon appearances, including a unanimous verdict over Bryan Barberena in his most recent outing at UFC Fight Night 115. Sobotta, meanwhile, has won four of five UFC bouts and is coming off back-to-back triumphs over Ben Saunders and Nicolas Dalby.
After winning his promotional debut, Craig has suffered consecutive first round KO/TKO defeats at the hands of Khalil Rountree and Tyson Pedro. A 25-year-old Dagestan native, Ankalaev enters his first UFC foray with a 9-0 mark that includes three straight wins via KO/TKO.
Godbeer improved to 2-1 in the Octagon after he defeated Walt Harris via disqualification due to an illegal kick to the head at UFC 217. Poberezhets, another Octagon newcomer, is unbeaten in his last 15 fights dating back to 2012.