Joe Soto will make a quick return to the Octagon after a loss to Brett Johns earlier this month, taking on Iuri Alcantara at UFC Fight Night 125.
Soto, a former Bellator champion, fell to Johns in just 30 seconds after a calf-slicer was locked in. The loss knocked Soto’s record overall to 18-6, including a 3-4 mark inside the Octagon.
Alcantara (35-9) has fought 15 times for the promotion, going 9-6 overall. After going 6-2 during a three-year stretch of action, the Brazilian has lost two straight.
UFC Fight Night 125 takes place February 3 from Belem, Brazil with Eryk Anders meeting Lyoto Machida in the main event.
Below is the current fight card:
• Eryk Anders vs. Lyoto Machida
• Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Joseph Morales
• Thiago “Marreta” Santos vs. Anthony Smith
• Luis Henrique vs. Timothy Johnson
• Priscila Cachoeira vs. Valentina Shevchenko
• Polyana Viana vs. Maia Stevenson
• Damir Hadzovic vs. Alan Patrick
• Iuri Alcantara vs. Joe Soto