A pair of top flyweights will clash in Music City.
Ian McCall will take on Dustin Ortiz at UFC Fight Night: Teixeira vs. Saint Preux on Aug. 8 in Nashville, MMAFighting.com confirmed with UFC officials Tuesday. The fight was initially reported by The Tennesseean (h/t Sherdog).
McCall (13-5-1) was in line for a title shot against John Lineker at UFC 183 in January, but fell by unanimous decision. "Uncle Creepy" has lost three of his last five fights, but they all came against the elite of the 125-pound division. McCall, 30, beat Ortiz already by unanimous decision, in a bout for Tachi Palace Fights in 2011.
Ortiz (14-4), a native of the Nashville area, is coming off a unanimous decision loss to Joseph Benavidez last November, but before that had won six of his last seven fights. The Roufusport product is still just 26 years old and has only lost to Benavidez and John Moraga in the UFC.
UFC Fight Night 73 will be headlined by a light heavyweight contender bout between Glover Teixeira and Ovince Saint Preux, who went to college and still lives in the Knoxville, Tenn., area. The co-main event features top lightweights Michael Johnson and Beneil Dariush and a women's bantamweight contender fight between Sara McMann and Amanda Nunes was also recently added to the slate.
This will mark the UFC's first trip back to Nashville since Jan. 20, 2012.