Marvin Vettori has been signed by the Ultimate Fighting Championship, and his first assignment will be to step into the cage against Alberto Uda at UFC 202.
The event is expected to be headlined by a welterweight rematch between The Ultimate Fighter 5 winner and former lightweight title challenger Nate Diaz and current UFC Featherweight Champion Conor McGregor.
Vettori (10-2 MMA) is on a five fight winning streak with all five of these bouts coming under the Venator FC banner. In his last bout at Venator FC 3, Vettori defeated Igor Araujo via first round submission.
Uda (9-1 MMA) suffered his first pro loss in his UFC debut last time out. Uda faced Jak Collier at UFC Fight Night 88 – Almeida vs. Garbrandt and lost via a second round KO.
With this fight announcement, UFC 202 now looks like this:
Nate Diaz vs. Conor McGregor
Anthony Johnson vs. Glover Teixeira
Rick Story vs. Donald Cerrone
Hyun Gyu Lim vs. Sultan Aliev
Thiago Alves vs. Al Iaquinta
Cody Garbrandt vs. Takeya Mizugaki
Neil Magny vs. Dong Hyun Kim
Raquel Pennington vs Elizabeth Phillips
Marvin Vettori vs. Alberto Uda