Heavyweight submission specialists Josh Barnett and Frank Mir will meet at 164, promotion officials announced Wednesday.

UFC 164 takes place Aug. 31 at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee and will also feature a pair of pivotal featherweight collisions, as Chad Mendes meets Clay Guida and Dustin Poirier faces Erik Koch.

Barnett, 35, recently signed to return to the UFC after an 11-year stretch away from the organization, during which “The Warmaster” competed for the likes of Pancrase, Pride and Strikeforce. A winner in nine of his last 10 fights, the catch-wrestler last competed on Jan. 12, when he finished overmatched Austrian Nandor Guelmino with an arm-triangle choke at Strikeforce’s final event.

Like Barnett, Mir is a former UFC heavyweight champion, though it has been more than four years since Mir held any gold. The Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt saw a three-fight winning streak snapped last year in a failed title bid against Junior dos Santos and was most recently outpointed by the undefeated Daniel Cormier last month at UFC on Fox 7.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Daniel Cormier vs. Anthony Johnson 2 Announced for UFC 210: Details, Reaction

  • 29 days ago
  • 6 views

The UFC announced Wednesday that Daniel Cormier and Anthony Johnson will meet in a rematch of their May 2015 clash at UFC 210 in Buffalo, New York, on April 8. Cormier (18-1) secured a victory via su read news >>

Anderson Silva Would Like Michael Bisping Rematch | MMAWeekly.com

  • 27 days ago
  • 17 views

Anderson Silva is slated to return opposite Derek Brunson at UFC 208, but he'd really like to get another fight with Michael Bisping. read news >>

UFC on Fox 23: Gate and Attendance Numbers from Denver | MMAWeekly.com

  • 25 days ago
  • 10 views

UFC president Dana White announced the attendance and gate numbes stemming from UFC on Fox 23 during the event's post-fight press conference in Denver. read news >>

After controversial no-contest, Tim Means vs. Alex Oliveira rematch slated for UFC Fight Night 106

  • 22 days ago
  • 10 views

After a controversial end to their fight fight, Tim Means and Alex Oliveira will do it again.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

'The Korean Zombie' Earns Bonus In Octagon Return (UFC Houston Fighter Bonuses) | MMAWeekly.com

  • 18 days ago
  • 5 views

The Ultimate Fighting Championship announced the fighter bonuses stemming from Saturday's UFC Houston following the event at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. read news >>

Daniel Omielanczuk Found to be 'Without Fault' After Testing Positive in UFC Anti-Doping Case | MMAWeekly.com

  • 17 days ago
  • 32 views

USADA announced on Monday that UFC athlete Daniel Omielanczuk has tested positive for a prohibited substance, but found "without fault." read news >>

Holly Holm and Germaine de Randamie Meet in Awkward UFC 208 Staredown (video) | MMAWeekly.com

  • 15 days ago
  • 37 views

Holly Holm and Germaine de Randamie had an awkward meeting as they squared off for photographers at Wednesday's UFC 208 Media Day in New York. read news >>

Valentina Shevchenko Earns Bonus for Submitting Julianna Pena (UFC Denver Fighter Bonuses) | MMAWeekly.com

  • 25 days ago
  • 9 views

The Ultimate Fighting Championship announced the fighter bonuses stemming from Saturday's UFC Denver during the post-fight press conference at the Pepsi Center. read news >>

Cub Swanson vs. Artem Lobov Headlines UFC Return to Nashville | MMAWeekly.com

  • 11 days ago
  • 3 views

Cub Swanson vs. Artem Lobov headlines the UFC's return to Nashville. The promotion announced the bout and several others on Saturday night. read news >>

UFC 208 results: Jim Miller thrashes Dustin Poirier's right leg, but drops majority decision in brawl

  • 11 days ago
  • 4 views

BROOKLYN, N.Y. – Dustin Poirier announced he was taking some time off after three rounds with Jim Miller, and after a three-round slugfest that left him flat on his back, it was easy to see why. File read news >>