Alexander Gustafsson’s retirement is ending, and will likely be attempting a brand new weight class on for dimension.

A number of individuals with data of the promotion’s plans confirmed to MMA Combating that Gustafsson will tackle former heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum on the UFC’s “Struggle Island” occasion on July 25. The situation of “Struggle Island” may very well be revealed subsequent week, UFC President Dana White mentioned on Thursday.

Combate was first to report the reserving.

Gustafsson, 33, introduced his short-lived retirement following back-to-back losses in bouts towards mild heavyweight champion Jon Jones and Anthony Smith. “The Mauler” was submitted by Smith in the primary occasion of UFC Stockholm in June 2019. Gustafsson will make his 17th octagon look and his first within the UFC’s heavyweight division.

Werdum seems to snap a two-fight dropping skid when he takes on the three-time title challenger. “Vai Cavalo” was completed by Alexander Volkov through fourth-round TKO in the primary occasion of the UFC’s London occasion in March 2018, and he returned to motion at UFC 249 following a diminished suspension from the USA Anti-Doping Company for “substantial help.” The Kings MMA product misplaced a cut up resolution to Aleksei Oleinik after two-plus years on the sidelines.

The UFC’s July 25 occasion is headlined by a middleweight bout between Robert Whittaker and Darren Until.