A welterweight showdown between Santiago Ponzinibbio and Michel Pereira is agreed for the upcoming UFC Fight Night card on May 21, multiple people with knowledge of the booking confirmed the news to MMA Fighting following a report from The Underground.
Ponzinibbio (28-5) is looking to rebound from a split decision loss to Geoff Neal this past December, dropping his recent record to 1-2 after an impressive seven-fight winning streak.
Pereira (27-11) is on a roll after getting together the second-longest winning streak of his MMA career, capped by a decision over short-notice replacement Andre Fialho in January. Pereira also holds victories over fan favorite Niko Price and Khaos Williams inside the octagon.
Damon Martin contributed to this report.