News broke Saturday that undefeated fighter Mark Madsen (9-0) will return to the UFC in March, facing Austin Hubbard (11-3) on the UFC 248 card.
First reported by Farah Hannoun of MMAJunkie, the bout is scheduled to be on the preliminary portion of the card and set at lightweight.
Madsen made his UFC debut in September, stopping Danilo Belluardo in just over a minute with strikes, co-main eventing the card.
Hubbard has a 1-1 record in the UFC, recently getting his first promotional win over Kyle Prepolec via unanimous decision.
Both fighters have competed in regional promotion LFA before, never losing under that banner.
From Denmark, Madsen has fought for recognized promotion Cage Warriors when they have toured to the country. He went 3-0 in 2019.
Schedule to headline UFC 248 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA is Weili Zhang and Joanna Jedrzejczyk. Zhang will be putting her UFC Strawweight Championship on the line, which was earned in August with a TKO victory over Jessica Andrade.
Here’s the full card for UFC 248 so far:
Bout 1: Weili Zhang (20-1) vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk (16-3) (UFC Strawweight Championship)
Bout 2: Robert Whittaker (20-5) vs. Jared Cannonier (13-4) (Middleweight)
Bout 3: Jeremy Stephens (28-17) vs. Calvin Kattar (20-4) (Featherweight)
Bout 4: Beneil Dariush (17-4-1) vs. Drakkar Klose (11-1-1) (Lightweight)
Bout 5: Neil Magny (21-7) vs. Jingliang Li (17-5) (Welterweight)
Bout 6: Emily Whitmire (4-3) vs. Polyana Viana (10-4) (Strawweight)
Bout 7: Guido Cannetti (8-4) vs. Danaa Batgerel (6-2) (Bantamweight)
Bout 8: Jose Alberto Quinones (8-3) vs. Sean O’Malley (10-0) (Bantamweight)
Bout 9: Alex Oliveira (20-8-1) vs. Max Griffin (15-7) (Welterweight)
Bout 10: Rodolfo Vieira (6-0) vs. Saparbeg Safarov (9-2) (Middleweight)
Bout 11: Mark Madsen (9-0) vs. Austin Hubbard (11-3) (Lightweight)