Dave Herman and Shane Del Rosario will square off at UFC 162 on July 6 in Las Vegas.
UFC officials on Thursday announced the new heavyweight bout.
Herman (21-5) has his back against the wall. Not only did he just recently get cleared to fight following a stint in rehab after he tested positive for marijuana metabolites in relation to his last fight, but Herman is on a three-fight skid.
He has lost consecutive bouts to Stefan Struve, Roy Nelson and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira. The UFC’s roster is currently on overflow, so there’s not a lot of slack for a fighter on a losing streak. Adding a fourth loss would almost assuredly spell disaster for Herman.
Del Rosario (11-2) isn’t in much of a better position than Herman. Although he entered the Octagon undefeated in his first 11 fights, the Strikeforce transfer has yet to score a victory under the UFC banner.
Del Rosario was knocked out by both Stipe Miocic and Pat Barry in the Octagon.
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