Jordan Breen has the scoop at Sherdog:
The “Streetfight Bancho” will make his return to the cage in August, but finding his first stateside win might not be so easy. Hiroyuki Takaya will take on up-and-coming 145-pounder Cub Swanson at the next WEC offering in Las Vegas on August 3. A source close to Takaya confirmed the bout to Sherdog.com.
This is a great fight for the WEC to put on a televised portion of the undercard. Swanson will surely be looking to redeem himself after a quick submission loss to Jens Pulver. Swanson has since recorded a submission victory fighting outside of the WEC but getting himself a win over Takaya would put him right back on track at 145 lbs.
Takaya will be looking to do the same after he was upset at by Leonard Garcia earlier in the year at Garcia’s 145 lbs. debut in the organization. Takaya is a beastly striker and one of the more highly regarded Japanese prospects to come to the U.S. and fight for the WEC. Great matchmaking by the WEC here and an opportunity for both guys to get right back into the mix of things with a win.