The Ultimate Fighter 8 runner-up Phillipe Nover is likely to square off with fellow-lightweight Kyle Bradley at UFC 98 on May 23rd in Las Vegas.
MMA Junkie confirmed that the 155-pound matchup was in the process of being finalized yesterday afternoon.
Nover (5-1-1), who garnered comparions to Georges St-Pierre and Anderson Silva while on the reality series, advanced to the TUF 8 finals with submission wins over Joe Duarte, Dave Kaplan, and George Roop, but suffered a unanimous decision loss at the hands of Efrain Escudero in the tournament finals.
Bradley (13-6-1) won seven-straight bouts before joining the UFC in early-2008, but has since gone 0-2, suffering losses to Chris Lytle and Joe Lauzon.
UFC 98 is expected to be headlined by the anticipated heavyweight championship unification bout between Brock Lesnar and Frank Mir, and will also feature Matt Hughes vs. Matt Sera. For the latest UFC 98 rumors check out the MMAFrenzy.com MMA rumors section.