UFC officials made the announcement on Thursday.
Leites (20-4) returns to the UFC for the first time since 2009. The 31-year-old is on a three-fight winning streak, but hasn’t fought since March 21, 2012.
Watson (16-5) is coming off a win in his last outing against Stanislav Nedkov on Feb. 16.
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