Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight contenders Ronaldo Souza and Yoel Romero will go to war at the upcoming UFC 184: "Weidman vs. Belfort" pay-per-view (PPV) event, scheduled for Feb. 28, 2015 inside the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.
UFC announced the pairing on Thursday.
Souza (21-3) continues to inch himself closer to a 185-pound title shot. "Jacare" has now won seven consecutive fights dating back to his Strikeforce days, including a third-round submission win over Gegard Mousasi last September on FOX Sports 1.
But his latest test could be his stiffest.
Like the Brazilian, Romero (9-1) has been tearing up the middleweight division. Putting a cherry on top of his five-fight winning streak, the hard-hitting "Soldier of God" beat the brakes off Tim Kennedy at the recent UFC 178 PPV event in Las Vegas, Nevada.
UFC 184 features a championship doubleheader in the main- and co-main events, with middleweight kingpin Chris Weidman leading the charge against top-ranked 185-pound contender, Vitor Belfort. Not to be outdone, Ronda Rousey will defend her 135-pound tiara against Cat Zingano in the supporting act.