After putting together a four-fight win streak in the welterweight division, Anthony Rocco Martin is set for a top 15 opponent in his next outing.
With Brazilian outlet Combate first reporting the news on Thursday, Martin will take on former middleweight and welterweight title challenger Demian Maia at UFC: Minneapolis on June 29th.
Martin (16-4) has gone unbeaten since returning to the 170 lbs division in 2018, rattling off four consecutive wins in the process. The 29-year old defeated Keita Nakamura, Ryan LaFlare and Jake Matthews last year before most recently defeating Sergio Moraes in March.
Maia (26-9) meanwhile recently returned to the win column in his last fight after a three-fight losing streak was started in a failed welterweight title bid against then-champion Tyron Woodley. The 41-year old Brazilian earned his first win since 2017 this past February as he defeated Lyman Good via a first-round rear-naked choke.
UFC: Minneapolis is also slated to feature:
- Tyron Woodley vs. Robbie Lawler
- Jussier Formiga vs. Joseph Benavidez
- Drew Dober vs. Marco Polo Reyes
- Chas Skelly vs. Jordan Griffin
- Roman Dolidze vs. Vinicius Moreira
- Maurice Greene vs. Junior Albini