Jamie Varner (21-9-1 MMA, 3-4 UFC) and James Krause (20-5 MMA, 1-1 UFC) each will try to rebound from recent losses when they meet in a lightweight bout at UFC 173.
A source with knowledge of the fight booking on Saturday confirmed the news to MMAjunkie. The source asked to remain anonymous because he was not authorized to speak about the matchup. Twitter user @FrontRowBrian first reported the bout.
UFC 173 takes place May 24 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The card, which is headlined by a middleweight title bout between champ Chris Weidman and challenger Vitor Belfort, has a main card on pay-per-view following prelims on FOX Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass