The UFC is planning a fight between top-ranked flyweights Sergio Pettis and Jussier Formiga for Oct. 6, sources confirmed to MMA Fighting following a report by ESPN.
UFC 229 will take place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Pettis (17-3) is fresh off the biggest victory of his MMA career, defeating former title contender Joseph Benavidez via decision in June. Pettis, who lost to Henry Cejudo in his previous bout, is 5-1 over the past three years.
Formiga (21-5) enters the cage coming off back-to-back submission wins over Ben Nguyen and Ulka Sasaki, improving to 6-2 with three finishes since 2014.