A welterweight bout between Mike Pyle (20-7-1 MMA, 3-2 UFC) and Ricardo Almeida (13-4 MMA, 7-4 UFC) will be part of March’s UFC 128 event.
A source close to the event told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) verbal agreements are in place for the fight, which MMAWeekly.com first reported.
Although not officially announced by the organization, UFC 128 is expected to take place March 19 at the Prudential Center in Newark and air on pay-per-view.
Almeida vs. Pyle likely will be part of the televised main card.
Former top-contender Dan Hardy and heavy-handed Anthony Johnson have agreed to meet in a welterweight bout in March that will likely land on UFC Fight Night 24 on March 30 in Seattle, Washington, MMA Fighting reports.