Vitor Miranda and Julian Marquez will square off at UFC on Fox 26 on Dec. 16.
The middleweight contest was announced during Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series 8. UFC on Fox 26 takes place at the MTS Center in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada and will also include a light heavyweight duel pitting Antonio Rogerio Nogueira against Jared Cannonier. A headliner for the event has not been announced.
Miranda, 38, is coming off back-to-back decision losses to Marvin Vettori and Chris Camozzi. The Brazilian is 3-3 during his Octagon career, with TKO wins over Marcelo Guimaraes, Clint Hester and Jake Collier.
Marquez punched his ticket to the UFC with a second-round knockout of Phil Hawes at Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series 4. Marquez owns a 6-1 career mark that includes a first-round stoppage of UFC veteran Matt Hamill.