Max Holloway found out his next opponent just moments after earning his fifth straight Saturday night at UFC Fight Night 60.
Holloway claimed a decision over Cole Miller and was told he would face Cub Swanson in April at UFC on FOX: Machida vs. Rockhold.
“Blessed,” he said, when asked about the fight. “Let’s get back in it. Cub, be ready.
“Let’s give the fans what they want, which is a fight.”
Since a loss to Conor McGregor, Holloway (12-3) has claimed victories in each of his last five. He had trouble with Miller’s (21-9) range early, but found his own rhythm after an accidental headbutt started giving Miller fits.
“I had to go and make a statement,” Holloway said. “I had to dig deep and I had to get the win.”
Swanson had a simple message in reply to the fight on Twitter, saying “I’m down.”
Below is the current lineup for the card:
Middleweight: Lyoto Machida vs. Luke Rockhold
Middleweight: Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza vs. Yoel Romero
Female Strawweight: Paige VanZant vs. Felice Herrig
Bantamweight: Aljamain Sterling vs. Takeya Mizugaki
Lightweight: Jim Miller vs. Paul Felder
Middleweight: Eddie Gordon vs. Chris Dempsey
Light Heavyweight: Corey Anderson vs. Gian Villante
Light Heavyweight: Ovince St. Preux vs. Patrick Cummins
Middleweight: Nick Catone vs. Vitor Miranda
Welterweight: Kenny Robertson vs. George Sullivan
Featherweight: Cub Swanson vs. Max Holloway