Welterweights Jake Ellenberger and Stephen Thompson will square off at UFC 189, officials confirmed recently.
Set for July 11 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, the night will be headlined by Jose Aldo defending his featherweight title against Conor McGregor. Also, Robbie Lawler fights Rory MacDonald with his welterweight scrap up for grabs.
Ellenberger (30-9) scored a February submission victory over Josh Koscheck, snapping a three-fight losing skid. Thompson (10-1) has won four in a row, including a victory over Patrick Cote.
The bout was first reported by ESPN.
Below is the current lineup:
UFC Featherweight Championship
Jose Aldo (c) vs. Conor McGregor
UFC Welterweight Championship
Robbie Lawler (c) vs. Rory MacDonald
Welterweight: Matt Brown vs. Tim Means
Featherweight: Dennis Bermudez vs. Jeremy Stephens
Welterweight: Gunnar Nelson vs. John Hathaway
Welterweight: Brandon Thatch vs. John Howard
Welterweight: Mike Swick vs. Alex Garcia
Bantamweight: Cody Garbrandt vs. Henry Briones
Bantamweight: Brad Pickett vs. Thomas Almeida
Welterweight: Jake Ellenberger vs. Stephen Thompson