A lightweight bout has been added to UFC per the UFC as John Makdessi is set to take on Mehdi Baghdad.
UFC 199: Rockhold vs. Weidman 2 will be held on June 4, 2016 at The Forum in Inglewood, California.
Makdessi (13-5 MMA) is currently riding a two fight losing streak and is in dyer need of a win in Inglewood to stay with the UFC. A TKO loss to Donald Cerrone at UFC 187 was followed up with a controversial split decision loss to Yancy Medeiros at UFC 194.
Baghdad (11-4 MMA) was a member of the Ultimate Fighter season 22 series. Since the show, Baghdad lost his UFC debut as a later replacement, losing to Chris Wade at UFC Fight Night 81 in Boston.
With this fight announcement, UFC 199 now looks like this:
Luke Rockhold (c) vs. Chris Weidman for the UFC middleweight title
Dominick Cruz (c) vs. Urijah Faber for the UFC bantamweight title
Dustin Poirier vs. Bobby Green
Evan Dunham vs. Leonardo Santos
Kevin Casey vs. Elvis Mutapcic
Jonathan Wilson vs. Luiz Henrique da Silva
Polo Reyes vs. Dong Hyun Kim
Sean Strickland vs. Tom Breese
John Makdessi vs. Mehdi Baghdad