Kenny Robertson will make his return to the Octagon this July, taking on a Brazilian again. This time, though, it will happen on U.S. soil.
Set for July 5, the card features a double-title fight main and co-main event, as Chris Weidman meets Lyoto Machida for the middleweight belt, while Ronda Rousey takes on Alexis Davis for the female bantamweight title.
Robertson (13-3) has pushed his UFC record to 2-3 on the heels of a win over Thiago Perpetuo this past March. He talked with FightLine earlier this year about fighting in Brazil.
Alcantara (20-6) has settled in at welterweight and is now 3-1 with the UFC. Ponzinibbio (18-2) suffered an injury in training.
Originally, Robertson was to fight Zak Cummings next month, but a series of changes left Cummins against Gunnar Nelson and Robertson without an opponent.
Below is the current lineup:
UFC Middleweight Championship
Chris Weidman (c) vs. Lyoto Machida
UFC Female Bantamweight Championship
Ronda Rousey (c) vs. Alexis Davis
Middleweight: Chael Sonnen vs. Vitor Belfort
Bantamweight: Urijah Faber vs. Alex Caceres
Heavyweight: Stefan Struve vs. Matt Mitrione
Middleweight: Uriah Hall vs. Thiago Santos
Middleweight: Chris Camozzi vs. Bruno Santos
Welterweight: Ildemar Alcantara vs. Kenny Robertson
Middleweight: Luke Zachrich vs. Guilherme Vasconcelos
Front-Page Photo Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Spor