Ian McCall is back.
After some rumblings of retirement, the popular flyweight has verbally agreed to return to the Octagon against Justin Scoggins at UFC 201 on July 30 in Atlanta, McCall confirmed with MMA Fighting on Friday. "Uncle Creepy" posted about the fight initially on his Instagram and Scoggins responded about it on Twitter.
@Unclecreepymma July 30 in Atlanta. Let me show you this work #UFCatlanta— justin scoggins (@ScogginsFlow) May 20, 2016
The UFC has yet to make the bout official. Contracts have not been signed yet, either, according to McCall.
McCall (13-5-1), long one of the top flyweights in the world, is coming off a loss to John Lineker way back in January 2015. When he steps into the cage in July, he'll have been out for 18 months. McCall, 31, won two in a row before that, but also holds losses to top flyweights Demetrious Johnson and Joseph Benavidez.
Scoggins (11-2) has won two in a row, most recently a unanimous decision victory over Ray Borg in February. "Tank" sports a 4-2 overall record in the UFC and a win over McCall would be the biggest of his young career. Scoggins is still just 24 years old.
UFC 201 will be headlined by a welterweight title fight between champion Robbie Lawler and challenger Tyron Woodley. In the co-main event, Demetrious Johnson will defend his flyweight title against Wilson Reis.