Former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos will return to the Octagon at UFC 173, taking on Stipe Miocic.
The battle of contenders will go down May 24 from MGM Grand Garden Arena. Chris Weidman and Lyoto Machida in a battle for the UFC middleweight title is the headline fight.
Dos Santos (16-3) is coming off a second setback to current champion Cain Velasquez. He is 10-2 overall in his UFC career, including wins over the likes of Frank Mir, Roy Nelson and Velasquez.
Miocic (11-1) has rebounded from a 2012 TKO loss to Stefan Struve by earning decisions over both Nelson and former contender Gabriel Gonzaga. He is 5-1 with the promotion.
Below is a list of the current card:
UFC Middleweight Championship
Chris Weidman (c) vs. Lyoto Machida
Heavyweight: Junior dos Santos vs. Stipe Miocic
Lightweight: Jamie Varner vs. James Krause
Bantamweight: Chris Holdsworth vs. Kyung-Ho Kang
Featherweight: Sam Sicilia vs. Doo Ho Choi
Bantamweight: TJ Dillashaw vs. Takeya Mizugaki
Lightweight: Al Iaquinta vs. Mitch Clarke
Lightweight: Michael Chiesa vs. Francisco Trinaldo
Lightweight: Tony Ferguson vs. Katsunori Kikuno
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