After a wild week at UFC 279, Daniel Rodriguez will make a quick turnaround.
A person with knowledge of the matchup recently informed MMA Junkie that the booking is in the works but asked to remain anonymous since the promotion has yet to make an official announcement. MMA Island was first to report the news, which Rodriguez has since confirmed on his social media.
Rodriguez competed on the re-shuffled UFC 279 card less than two weeks ago. Originally scheduled to face Kevin Holland, Rodriguez drew Li Jingliang instead after Holland was pulled to face Khamzat Chimaev. Rodriguez edged out Jingliang by split decision to notch his fourth straight win.
Meanwhile, Magny will look to rebound from his submission loss to unbeaten prospect Shavkat Rakhmonov at UFC on ESPN 38 in June. Prior to that, the 35-year-old veteran scored back-to-back wins over Geoff Neal and Max Griffin.
With the addition, the UFC Fight Night 212 card includes:
Viviane Araujo vs. Alexa Grasso
Askar Askarov vs. Brandon Royval
Jonathan Martinez vs. Cub Swanson
Misha Cirkunov vs. Alonzo Menifield
Raphael Assuncao vs. Victor Henry
Tatsuro Taira vs. CJ Vergara
Brandon Davis vs. Mana Martinez
Mike Jackson vs. Pete Rodriguez
Jacob Malkoun vs. Nick Maximov
Loopy Godinez vs. Angela Hill
Melsik Baghdasaryan vs Joanderson Brito
Dusko Todorovic vs. Jordan Wright
Neil Magny vs. Daniel Rodriguez