Karl Roberson will square off against Makhmud Muradov in a middleweight bout at UFC 249.
Newsday was first to report the contest. UFC 249 takes place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., on April 18 and is headlined by a lightweight title clash between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson.
A competitor on the initial season of Dana White’s Contender Series, Roberson has been victorious in four of his six Octagon appearances. Most recently, the 29-year-old submitted Roman Kopylov in the third round at UFC Fight Night 163.
Muradov, who is managed by boxing great Floyd Mayweather, has kicked off his promotional tenure with victories over Alessio Di Chirico and Trevor Smith. The 30-year-old Uzbekistan native is currently on a 13-bout winning streak and is 24-6 as a professional overall.