Matt Van Buren is still looking for his first UFC win. | Dave Mandel/Sherdog.com
“The Ultimate Fighter 19” cast member Matt Van Buren will welcome unbeaten prospect Jonathan Wilson to the Octagon at UFC Fight Night in Nashville on Aug. 8.
The Las Vegas-based promotion revealed the light heavyweight pairing on Thursday. The UFC Fight Night card takes place at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville and is headlined by a 205-pound clash pitting Ovince St. Preux against Glover Teixeiera.
Van Buren is 0-2 in the UFC and has lost four of his last five fights overall. The four-time Bellator MMA veteran has suffered consecutive technical knockout losses against Corey Anderson and Sean O’Connell in his first two Octagon appearances.
Wilson, meanwhile, has yet to taste defeat in six professional outings. “Johnny Bravo” has competed primarily for the California-based Gladiator Challenger promotion and has finished five of his foes via KO or TKO, including four inside of a round. Wilson was originally scheduled to make his promotional debut at UFC 181 but had to withdraw from the card.