Baczynski looks to rebound from a unanimous-decision loss to Mike Pierce at this past December's UFC on FX 6 event. The disappointing loss snapped a six-fight win streak that included four octagon victories. Meanwhile, Melancon makes his UFC debut following a two-fight stint under the Strikeforce banner that saw him lose a split decision to Isaac Vallie-Flagg before bouncing back with a decision victory over Felipe Portela.
With the new announcement, the UFC 162 lineup now includes:
Champ Anderson Silva vs. Chris Weidman - for middleweight title
Tim Boetsch vs. Mark Munoz
Roger Gracie vs. Tim Kennedy
Andrew Craig vs. Chris Leben
Seth Baczynski vs. Brian Melancon