Multiple sources confirmed the matchup to MMA Fighting on Tuesday with verbal agreements in place, although no contracts have been signed at this time. UFC 266 is scheduled for Sept. 25 with a pair of title fights at the top of the card with light heavyweight king Jan Blachowicz facing off with Glover Teixeira while featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski expected to meet Brian Ortega in the co-main event.
A constant threat in the heavyweight division, Blaydes will look to bounce back after suffering a knockout loss to Derrick Lewis in his last outing. Prior to that setback, Blaydes had rattled off four consecutive wins including victories over Alexander Volkov and former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos.
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