Two of the UFC light heavyweight division’s most dangerous finishers are set to collide at the UFC Fight Night event Feb. 19.
Contenders Jamahal Hill and Johnny Walker will cross gloves at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, 205-pound.
Two people with knowledge of the matchup confirmed the booking Monday after an initial report from MMA Fighting but asked to remain anonymous as the promotion has yet to make an official announcement.
Walker (18-6 MMA, 4-3 UFC) seeks to rebound from a loss in his first promotional main event, which came via unanimous decision at UFC Fight Night 193 in October against former title challenger Thiago Santos.
UFC Fight Night lineup for Feb. 19 includes also:
Kyle Daukaus vs. Julian Marquez
Jessica-Rose Clark vs. Stephanie Egger
Chad Anheliger vs. Jesse Strader
Austin Lingo vs. Jonathan Pearce
Mario Bautista vs. Khalid Taha
Chas Skelly vs. Mark Striegl
Nasrat Haqparast vs. TBA
Ilir Latifi vs. Alexandr Romanov
Diana Belbita vs. Gloria de Paula
Jamahal Hill vs. Johnny Walker