Heavyweights Paul Buentello anc Cheick Kongo will square of in a newly announced match up for the main card of “UFC on Versus: Vera vs. Jones” on March 21 in Broomfield, Colorado.
Buentello (27-11) made his UFC return at UFC 107, following several years fighting for other organizations, and lost a controversial decision to Stefan Struve. The loss ended a two fight winning streak for “The Headhunter” which had seen him earn victories over Gary Goodridge and Kirill Sidelnikov
Kongo (14-6-1) was also last in action at UFC 107, where he was put to sleep with a guillotine by Frank Mir. That fight was the second consecutive loss for French striker, who had previously lost to Cain Velasquez, ending a three fight winning streak.
Also made official for the card was a previously reported lightweight matchup pitting Duane Ludwig against Spencer Fisher.
UFC on Versus 1 is co-headlined by Brandon Vera vs. Jon Jones and Junior dos Santos vs. Gabriel Gonzaga. The card also includes Anthony Johnson vs. John Howard and Shannon Gugerty vs. Clay Guida.