Two fighters in need of a win will clash in October at UFC Fight Night 30 when Alessio Sakara (19-10 MMA, 6-7 UFC) takes on Tom Watson (16-6 MMA, 1-2 UFC).
UFC officials announced the middleweight bout overnight.
UFC Fight Night 30, which features a Michael Bisping vs. Mark Munoz headliner, takes place Oct. 26 at Manchester Arena in England. The night's main card airs on FOX Sports 2 following prelims on Facebook.
Sakara vs. Watson will be part of the prelims.
In early 2010, Sakara was riding high with a three-fight winning streak that earned him a shot at the division's upper echelon. However, since then, he's suffered three consecutive losses, to Chris Weidman, Brian Stann and then Patrick Cote.