Jamie Varner has seen his mixed martial arts (MMA) career go through a bit of a renaissance. He is the former World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC) Lightweight champion who saw a major drop after he left the sister promotion. He lost a bout to Dakota Cochran before putting together a two-fight win streak to get invited back to UFC.
Here is the official announcement:
This is a rebound fight for both combatants. Varner was last seen a drop off since making his debut. His loss to Tibau halted a rise up the lightweight division. Healy was last seen dropping a Unanimous Decision to Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 165.
It it expected that Healy and Varner will fight on the Fox Sports 1 "Prelims."