It appears that Teruto Ishihara will meet Kyung Ho Kang at UFC 234.
Ishihara announced the bantamweight bout via Twitter on Tuesday. UFC 234 takes place on Feb. 9 (Feb. 10 in Australia) at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne and is headlined by a middleweight championship tilt pitting Robert Whittaker against Kelvin Gastelum.
Ishihara has lost four of his last five Octagon appearances, including a first-round technical knockout defeat at the hands of Petr Yan at UFC Fight Night 132 on June 23. The 27-year-old Team Alpha Male product is 3-4-1 over the course of his UFC tenure and 10-6-2 as a professional overall.
Kang, meanwhile, had a three-bout winning streak snapped in his most recent outing when he dropped a split verdict to Ricky Simon at UFC 227 in August. The 31-year-old South Korean is 3-2 with one no contest in UFC competition and 14-8 overall.