Colby Covington will welcome former Tachi Palace Fights titlist Max Griffin to the Octagon at UFC 202.
Promotion officials recently announced the welterweight matchup. UFC 202 takes place at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Aug. 20 and is headlined by a rematch between Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor.
Anchored at American Top Team, Covington has been victorious in four of his five Octagon appearances, with his only setback coming against Warlley Alves at UFC 194. Most recently, the Springfield, Ore., native submitted Jonathan Meunier at UFC Fight Night “MacDonald vs. Thompson” on June 18.
Griffin enters his promotional debut having won eight of his last nine bouts. After losing the TPF strap to Chidi Njoukani last year, Griffin captured the West Coast Fighting Championship crown with a fourth-round stoppage of Randall Wallace in October. In his most recent outing, Griffin knocked out five-time UFC veteran David Mitchell in 43 seconds on Jan. 23.