Baroni (13-12) dropped to welterweight in July 2008 and scored a career high-tying three-straight wins, but has since suffered back-to-back losses to Joe Riggs in Strikeforce last June and Amir Sadollah in November in his UFC return.
Salter (5-1) began his MMA career in 2009 with four-straight wins, including a victory over The Ultimate Fighter 11 castmember James Hammortree, but dropped his UFC debut to Gerald Harris in January. At UFC 113 earlier this month, Salter claimed a first-round TKO over veteran Jason MacDonald, who was unable to continue after suffering a broken leg.
UFC 118 is headlined by a rematch between lightweight champ Frankie Edgar and former title-holder BJ Penn, and also features a matchup between lightweight contenders Kenny Florian and Gray Maynard as well as Randy Couture vs. James Toney.
Pictured: John Salter