Mark Munoz will drop down from light heavyweight to make his middleweight debut against Nick Catone at UFC 102 on August 29th in Portland, Oregon.
MMAjunkie today confirmed the matchup, which has been verbally agreed upon by both fighters, though bout agreements are still pending.
A former WEC fighter, Munoz (5-1) made his UFC debut last month at UFC 96, suffering a highlight-reel head kick knockout to Matt Hamill.
Catone (7-1) was twice-scheduled to fight Amir Sadollah in his UFC debut but the bout was scratched both times due to injuries suffered by his opponent. Instead, he debuted with the promotion in February with a second-round submission of Derek Downey at UFC Fight Night 17. He returned to action earlier this month at UFC Fight Night 18, but suffered the first loss of his career to Tim Credeur.
UFC 102, which has yet to be officially announced, is rumored to he headlined by Randy Couture vs. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and is also expected to include Matt Hamill vs. Brandon Vera, Chris Leben vs. Jake Rosholt, and Junior dos Santos vs. Justin McCully.