“Ultimate Fighter 9” finalist Andre Winner will meet Nik Lentz on the UFC 118 preliminary card.
MMAJunkie.com reported the news this morning.
Winner’s last appearance was at UFC Fight Night 21 in March, where he scored a decision victory over Rafaello Oliveira. He knocked out Roli Delgado in the first round of his official UFC debut at UFC 105 in November. The Team Rough House fighter excelled during his time in the Ultimate Fighter house, making it all the way to the finals before losing to Rough House teammate Ross Pearson.
Lentz also last appeared at Fight Night 21, scoring a unanimous decision over Rob Emerson.
UFC 118 hasn’t been officially announced by the promotion, but it is expected to take place Aug. 28 at the TD Garden arena in Boston. A lightweight title rematch between Frankie Edgar and B.J. Penn is expected to headline the event, while James Toney could make his UFC debut against Randy Couture on the card.