Although no contract has been signed, sources close to the event claimed both fighters have verbally agreed to the contest according to a recent report by MMAWeekly.com.
Hallman returns to the UFC for the first time since 2005. He has gone a total of 7-1 since his last UFC appearance, back in UFC 55. He’s a proven 12-year veteran in mixed martial arts, boasting a record of 41-12-2. His most notable wins are two submission victories over future hall of famer Matt Hughes, in which neither fight went past the 0:30 second mark.
Howard is coming off a split decision victory over Tamdan McCrory last month at UFC 101. He is currently on a five fight win streak and 12-4 overall.
UFC 106 is expected to take place Nov. 21 in Las Vegas with a heavyweight title fight between champ Brock Lesnar vs. Shane Carwin.