Streaking bantamweights will collide in June.
A person with knowledge of the booking informed MMA Junkie but asked to remain anonymous since the promotion has yet to make an official announcement. reporter James Lynch was the first to share the news Thursday.
Also unbeaten like his cousin Khabib Nurmagomedov, 26-year-old Umar (14-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC) has notched two submission wins to kick off his octagon tenure, choking out Sergey Morozov and most recently Brian Kelleher at UFC 272 in March.
Maness (14-1 MMA, 3-0 UFC) is on a hot run of his own. The 30-year-old has won his past four in a row, notching two straight “Performance of the Night” bonuses. He’s coming off a come-from-behind finish of Tony Gravely this past September at UFC Fight Night 192.
With the addition, the UFC’s June 25 lineup now includes:
Amir Albazi vs. Tim Elliot
Vanessa Demopoulos vs. Jinh Yu Frey
Alan Baudot vs. Josh Parisian
Chris Curtis vs. Rodolfo Vieira
Tyson Nam vs. Tagir Ulanbekov
Neil Magny vs. Shavkat Rakhmonov
Sergey Morozov vs. Raulian Paiva
Christos Giagos vs. Thiago Moises
Mateusz Gamrot vs. Arman Tsarukyan
Nate Maness vs. Umar Nurmagomedov