A lightweight contest has been booked for the Ultimate Fighting Championship's (UFC) return to network television as undefeated Myles Jury will meet Ramsey Nijem at UFC on FOX 7: "Henderson vs. Melendez," which goes down at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif., on April 20, 2013.
Both men entered the UFC through The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) reality show, Jury on season 15 and Nijem on season 13.
UFC officials announced the 155-pound contest over the weekend.
Jury (11-0) picked up the biggest win of his young career when he upset Michael Johnson at UFC 155 last December. "Fury" was pegged as a significant underdog to Johnson; however, his superior grappling abilities were too much for "The Menace" to handle and Jury cruised his way to a decision to keep his win-streak alive.
The 24-year-old went to a decision for the first time in his career against Johnson, as prior to that fight he had finished all of his opponents by (T)KO or submission, all in the first round.
Nijem (7-2) has found tremendous success in the UFC after being knocked out by Tony Ferguson in the finals of TUF 13. The 24-year-old has put together three-straight wins since coming off the show, albeit against mediocre competition.
"Stripper Ramsey" has done well in the UFC since his time on TUF, but his skills will truly be put to the test against Jury.
Jury vs. Nijem will likely take place on the preliminary portion of the fight card, which is expected to air on FX and Facebook. The main card will be broadcasted on FOX.
UFC on FOX 7: "Henderson vs. Melendez" is headlined by a lightweight championship bout between reigning champion Benson Henderson and former Strikeforce 155-pound titleholder Gilbert Melendez. Also announced for the card is a heavyweight contest of Frank Mir vs. Daniel Cormier.