Soto (15-5) is looking to get his first UFC win after going 0-3 in his first three outings for the fight promotion. He made his Octagon debut in 2014, taking on T.J. Dillashaw on one day’s notice. He’s coming off a split decision loss to Michinori Tanaka in January.
Beal (10-2) is coming off back-to-back losses. The bout against Soto will be his first Octagon appearance in 2016, and he hopes to get back in the win column.
UFC Fight Night 89: MacDonald vs. Thompson is headlined by a five-round welterweight bout between contenders Rory MacDonald and Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson. The event takes place at the TD Place Arena in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, on June 18.