Welterweight veteran Denis Hallman, who signed a four-fight deal with the UFC last month, will return to the Octagon against John Howard at UFC 106 on November 21 in Las Vegas.
Hallman and Howard have verbally agreed to the matchup, but bout agreements are still pending, according to MMAjunkie, which first reported the fight on Sunday.
A veteran of over 50-fights, Hallman (39-12-2) has gone just 1-3 in the UFC, last fighting for the promotion in 2005, but is well-known for his two victories over Matt Hughes, submitting the future hall of famer in just 17- and 20-seconds in their bouts in 1998 and 2000. “Superman,” who tested positive for anabolic steroids following his November 2007 win over Jeremiah Metcalf in Strikeforce, is currently riding a four-fight win streak, most-recently defeating Justin Davis by first-round submission at a June Strikeforce event.
Howard (12-4) has won his last five fights, including back-to-back split decision wins in the UFC over Chris Wilson and Tamdan McCrory. “Doomsday,” a one-time IFL fighter, has suffered two of his four career losses against UFC veterans Dan Miller and Nick Catone.
UFC 106, which airs live on pay-per-view from the Mandalay Bay Events Center, is headlined by a matchup between heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar and challenger Shane Carwin, and is also rumored to include Tito Ortiz vs. Mark Coleman, Kenny Florian vs. Clay Guida, and Amir Sadollah vs. Phil Baroni.