After three straight losses, Jamie Varner is in a must-win situation. | Photo: Dave Mandel/Sherdog.com
A lightweight bout between Jamie Varner and Drew Dober will take place at UFC on Fox 13.
The promotion announced the pairing on Wednesday. UFC on Fox 13 takes place at U.S. Airways Center in Phoenix on Dec. 13. No other bouts have been announced for the event, which will air on the Fox network.
A Phoenix native, Varner has lost his last three appearances inside the Octagon. The Arizona Combat Sports representative last competed at UFC 173, where an ankle injury ended his night against James Krause. Varner’s last UFC victory came in December 2012, when he captured a split decision against Melvin Guillard.
Dober is still looking for his first triumph within the Las Vegas-based promotion. A loss to Sean Spencer in his debut at “The Ultimate Fighter 18” finale ended a five-fight winning streak, and he was outpointed by Nick Hein in his sophomore effort at UFC Fight Night on May 31.