Two of the top 145-pound finishers on the UFC roster have been booked for a bout against one another in the form of a fight between Diego Brando-Daniel Pineda. According to an official announcement, Brandao will battle Pineda on the preliminary portion of UFC on FOX Sports 1.
The card is scheduled to take place on August 17 in Boston with Chael Sonnen-Mauricio Rua headlining things.
The 17-8 Brandao, who won his division on TUF 14, has gone 3-1 since his time on the show including success in his last two showings. All but three of his victories have featured some form of stoppage including an Arm-Triangle Choke of Pablo Garza in his most recent rumble.
Pineda is coming off an opening round tap-out of Justin Lawrence to snap a two-fight slide in the Octagon. He holds an overall record of 18-9 with twelve submissions and six knockouts to his credit.