With Dong Hyun Kim forced to the sidelines with an undisclosed injury, Mike Pyle will step up to the plate in an attempt to hand the undefeated John Hathaway his first professional defeat in a welterweight showdown between decorated veteran and fast-rising prospect at UFC 120.
News of the bout came in a recent report from The Daily Telegraph.
UFC 120 is expected for October 16 from the O2 Arena in London, England.
Hathaway boasts a professional record of 14-0 with four consecutive victories in the UFC. The 22-year-old Brit picked up the biggest win of his career in his prior outing where he bested Diego Sanchez via unanimous decision at UFC 114.
Pyle is one of the most dangerous submission artists in the sport, with a career record of 20-7 and 17 submission victories to his credit. He is currently 2-2 since his arrival in the UFC, with his latest trip to the Octagon being a arm-triangle technical submission over Jesse Lennox at UFC 115.