Dustin Poirier wasn't joking about coming right back to fight in June.
Just three days after making his return to lightweight, Poirier has been booked to fight Yancy Medeiros at UFC Fight Night: Cormier vs. Bader on June 6 in New Orleans, the UFC announced Tuesday. Poirier is a native of nearby Lafayette, La.
Poirier (17-4) looked great at 155 pounds on Saturday, beating Diego Ferreira by first-round knockout at UFC Fight Night: Mendes vs. Lamas in Fairfax, Va. "The Diamond" previously had plenty of success in the UFC's featherweight division before deciding to move back up, because the weight cut was too difficult. The 26-year-old has compiled a very good 9-3 record in the UFC. He fell to Conor McGregor by first-round knockout at UFC 178 last September.
Medeiros (11-2, 1 NC) was supposed to meet Tony Ferguson at UFC 184 in February before getting injured and having to withdraw. The Hawaiian has won two straight, including a first-round guillotine finish of Joe Proctor back in December. Medeiros, 27, trains with the Diaz brothers and has a knack for highlight-reel submissions.
UFC Fight Night 68 is headlined by a light heavyweight contender bout between Daniel Cormier and Ryan Bader. Dan Henderson will also meet Tim Boetsch on the card, which will be held at Smoothie King Center.