The UFC has added another light heavyweight clash to UFC 197, as Marcos Rogerio de Lima faces Clint Hester on April 23. The Brazilian announced the bout on his social media following a report by MMA Premium.
de Lima (13-3-1), who competed on the third edition of TUF: Brazil as a heavyweight, suffered his first UFC loss to Nikita Krylov last August, dropping to 2-1 inside the Octagon following first-round knockouts over Richardson Moreira and Igor Pokrajac.
Hester (11-5) had an impressive start in the UFC, winning four straight with a pair of finishes after competing at TUF 17, but has his back against the wall after consecutive TKO losses to Robert Whittaker and Vitor Miranda in his most recent bouts.
UFC 197 is scheduled for MGM Grand Garden Arena and will feature a pair of championship fights. In the main event, 205-pound kingpin Daniel Cormier defends his title in a rematch with Jon Jones, while flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson faces undefeated Henry Cejudo.