UFC lightweights Johnny Case and Jake Matthews will face off March 20 at UFC Fight Night 84 in Brisbane, Australia.
MMAFighting.com confirmed the news after Combat Press initially published the report.
For Case (22-4), the bout marks his fifth UFC appearance. The 26-year-old fighter is 4-0 inside the UFC Octagon to this point, notching a submission of Kazuki Tokudome, a TKO of Frankie Perez, and two decisions—one against Fransico Trevino and one against Yan Cabral.
The 21-year-old Matthews (9-1), meanwhile, is 3-1 in UFC action. He’s earned a finish in all three of his victories—a submission of Dashon Johnson, a submission of Vagner Rocha, and a TKO of Akbarh Arreola—while his sole defeat came at the squeeze of James Vick, who defeated Matthews via first-round guillotine.
The UFC Fight Night 84 card is headlined by a heavyweight title between Mark Hunt (11-10-1) and Frank Mir (18-10). A welterweight clash between Hector Lombard (34-4-1, two no-contests) and Neil Magny (17-4) will serve as the evening’s co-main event.
Other fights officially announced for the March 20 showcase include James Te Huna vs. Steve Bosse, Daniel Kelly vs. Antonio Carlos Junior, and Brendan O’Reilly vs. Alan Jouban.
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