Featherweights Leonard Garcia and Matt Grice will square off June 8 at UFC on FX 3, promotion officials announced Thursday.

While a venue for the event has yet to be confirmed, the show is expected to be headlined by a pivotal flyweight rematch between Demetrious Johnson and Ian McCall. The winner of that contest will go on to fight Joseph Benavidez to determine the UFC’s inaugural 125-pound champion.

UFC on FX 3 will also showcase a pair of top bantamweights, as former WEC champion Eddie Wineland locks horns with onetime title challenger Scott Jorgensen.

Known as one of the more aggressive fighters in the sport, Garcia has lost three of his last four fights. Following a hard-fought split decision defeat to Mark Hominick in his final WEC appearance, “Bad Boy” earned a controversial win over Nam Phan in his December 2010 UFC debut.

Garcia fell by submission to Chan Sung Jung last March, succumbing to the first twister in UFC history. His most recent in-cage appearance came Oct. 8 at UFC 136, where Garcia dropped a unanimous nod to Phan in their rematch.

Grice, 30, is now in his second run with the UFC. After ending a four-fight Octagon stint in 2009 that saw him post a 1-3 record, Grice rattled off four consecutive wins before receiving the call to rejoin the promotion. The Oklahoman stumbled in his UFC return, however, catching a devastating combination from Ricardo Lamas that spelled defeat for Grice at June’s UFC Live 4.

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