Shane Burgos will again fight a short subway ride from home.
The Bronx, N.Y., native and featherweight is slated to face Makwan Amirkhani, also known as “Mr. Finland,” at UFC 244. The pay-per-view event takes place Nov. 2 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
The news was first reported by Newsday.com and confirmed by a promotion official. Burgos also retweeted reports of the booking.
Burgos (12-1) currently enjoys a two-fight winning streak capped by a split-call win over Cub Swanson in May at UFC Ottawa. Prior to that, he picked up a first-round armbar win over Kurt Holobaugh at UFC 230. The victories upped his stock after the first professional loss of his career against Calvin Kattar at UFC 220.
UFC 244 will mark the second time Burgos has fought on home soil in just over one year.
Amirkhani (15-3) also has won his past two fights. In June at UFC Stockholm, he submitted Chris Fishgold with an anaconda choke to pick up a “Performance of the Night” bonus.