Former UFC lightweight No. 1 contender Gray Maynard will return to action this April, taking on Alexander Yakovlev at UFC Fight Night 63.
Set for April 4 from the Patriot Center in Fairfax, Virginia, the card will air during the day due to the NCAA men’s basketball Final Four being that night.
Maynard (11-4-1) hasn’t scored a win since a 2012 split decision over Clay Guida, dropping his last three – all via knockout. Last August, he was stopped in the second round by Ross Pearson.
Yakovlev (21-6) will be making his debut at lightweight after dropping two straight in the UFC at welterweight.
Below is the current card:
Featherweight: Chad Mendes vs. Ricardo Lamas
Lightweight: Benson Henderson vs. Jorge Masvidal
Lightweight: Michael Chiesa vs. Mitch Clarke
Lightweight: Dustin Poirier vs. Diego Ferreira
Heavyweight: Timothy Johnson vs. Shamil Abdurahimov
Lightweight: Gray Maynard vs. Alexander Yakovlev
Female Bantamweight: Liz Carmouche vs. Lauren Murphy
Middleweight: Luke Barnatt vs. Clint Hester
Female Bantamweight: Julianna Pena vs. Milana Dudieva
Featherweight: Clay Guida vs. Robbie Peralta
Middleweight: Ron Stallings vs. Justin Jones