Tom "Kong' Watson and Thales Leites will feature in the first Ultimate fighting Championship event to be broadcast on BT Sport next month.
The fight, which is to be held in Rio de Janeiro on August 3, will be Watson's first since defeating Stanislav Nedkov at Wembley Stadium last February, when he picked up the awards for Knockout of the Night and Fight of the Night, and he will be hoping to build on his 16-5 record.
Leites, a former middleweight title challenger, will be fighting in his hometown, will be competing in a UFC fight for the first time in four years.
His last fight was against Anderson Silva for the 185-pound strap in April 2009, but since being cut from UFC he has won six of his last seven fights.
Also on the card will be Demian Meia, who will be continuing his charge towards the welterweight title against Josh Koscheck.
Jose Aldo was meant to be fighting Anthiny Pettis to defend his featherweight title, but injury forced Pettis to pull out, and he will now fight Benson Henderson for the lightweight title.
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