Corey Anderson will have his stiffest test to date, as he meets Mauricio “Shogun” Rua in Brazil at UFC 198.
The light heavyweight contest was added to the May 14 docket by officials, joining Fabricio Werdum vs. Stipe Miocic for the heavyweight title, Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza vs. Vitor Belfort and Matt Brown vs. Demian Maia.
Rua (23-10) was on track to return in April vs. Rashad Evans in a meeting of ex-champions, but when doctors and officials saw a scan of his knee, he was replaced by Glover Teixeira.
Anderson (8-1) has won five of his six UFC bouts, including a victory over Matt Van Buren to become The Ultimate Fighter winner in 2014.
Below is the current lineup:
UFC Heavyweight Championship
Fabricio Werdum (c) vs. Stipe Miocic
Middleweight: Vitor Belfort vs. Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza
Welterweight: Demian Maia vs. Matt Brown
Light Heavyweight: Mauricio “Shogun” Rua vs. Corey Anderson
Middleweight: Nate Marquardt vs. Thiago Santos
Lightweight: Leonardo Santos vs. Evan Dunham
Welterweight: Warlley Alves vs. Bryan Barberena
Light Heavyweight: Patrick Cummins vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
Lightweight: Francisco Trinaldo vs. Yancy Medeiros
Welterweight: Sergio Moraes vs. Kamaru Usman
Featherweight: Renato Moicano vs. Zubaira Tukhugov