The promotion has yet to officially announce the headlining attraction for the Fight Night show at Las Vegas’ UFC APEX.
Khizriev (13-0) inked a deal with the UFC after submitting Henrique Shiguemoto in under a minute on Dana White’s Contender Series in September 2020, but had a pair of UFC bouts with Wellington Turman and Kyle Daukaus cancelled in the first half of 2021.
A former Fight Nights Global welterweight champion, Khizriev will compete as a middleweight in the UFC.
Di Chirico (13-5), a UFC fighter since 2016, snapped a three-fight losing skid earlier this year by knocking out Joaquin Buckley in the opening round in Abu Dhabi and pocketing an extra $50,000 check for a “Performance of the Night” bonus. His overall UFC record currently stands at 4-5.