The UFC is near finalizing a welterweight bout between Geoff Neal and Neil Magny in late August, sources advised ESPN.

Contracts haven’t been signed, however each side have agreed to satisfy at UFC Battle Evening on Aug. 29, sources mentioned. The occasion is anticipated to happen on the UFC’s Apex facility in Las Vegas.

Neal (13-2), 29, is among the fastest-rising contenders within the welterweight division. He’s 5-Zero since making his UFC debut in 2018, most lately scoring a first-round knockout of Mike Perry at UFC 245 in December. An alum of Dana White’s Contender Sequence, Neal has completed 4 of the 5 opponents he has confronted and will discover himself in title competition with a win over Magny.

Magny (23-7) has been one of many mainstays of the UFC’s welterweight division for almost a decade. He has 16 wins within the UFC at 170 kilos, probably the most of any fighter on the promotion’s lively roster.

Magny has gained his previous two fights and holds notable triumphs over Carlos Condit, Johny Hendricks, Hector Lombard and Kelvin Gastelum.