Chase Sherman is again.

After three-straight wins on the regional scene, Sherman (14-6 MMA, 2-Four UFC) returns to the UFC to face Fury FC double champion Ike Villanueva (16-9 MMA, 0-Zero UFC) on the UFC’s Might 13 present.

Two individuals with data of the state of affairs knowledgeable MMA Junkie of the reserving on Friday. The individuals requested to stay nameless for the reason that promotion has but to make an official announcement.

The occasion takes place at VyStar Veterans Memorial Area in Jacksonville, Fla. White mentioned the playing cards will air reside on ESPN, with the preliminary playing cards streamed reside on ESPN+.

Sherman, 30, competed within the UFC from 2016 to 2018. After dropping his first two fights below the promotion’s banner, Sherman gained a lot reputation by means of his UFC 211 basic in opposition to Rashad Coulter. After successful his subsequent combat in opposition to Damian Grabowski, Sherman misplaced three straight fights to Shamil Abdurakhimov, Justin Willis and Augusto Sakai en path to his UFC exit.

Since his UFC departure, Sherman has gone 3-Zero in MMA – knocking out all three opponents. He’s additionally dabbled in naked knuckle boxing, incomes the BKFC heavyweight strap.

Knowledgeable since 2008, there have been occasions when it appeared like Villanueva may stay a regional journeyman. Nevertheless, Villanueva has solely suffered one loss since his 2016 defeat to Trevin Giles. Since then, Villanueva has gone 5-1 with wins over UFC veterans Roger Narvaez and Rashad Coulter. Presently the Fury FC mild heavyweight champion, Villanueva, 36, has completed 4 straight fights by first-round knockout.

The whole Might 13 lineup consists of:

  • Anthony Smith vs. Glover Teixeira
  • Ben Rothwell vs. Ovince Saint Preux
  • Drew Dober vs. Alexander Hernandez
  • Ray Borg vs. Ricky Simon
  • Karl Roberson vs. Marvin Vettori
  • Andrei Arlovski vs. Philipe Lins
  • Michael Johnson vs. Thiago Moises
  • Sijara Eubanks vs. Sarah Moras
  • Hunter Azure vs. Brian Kelleher
  • Chase Sherman vs. Ike Villanueva