A welterweight bout has been booked for UFC 175 on July 5th in Las Vegas as Santiago Ponzinibbio will face Ildemar Alcantara.UFC 175 Edit

The fight booking was recently announced by the UFC.

UFC 175 will come from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas on July 5th and is scheduled to be headlined by Chris Weidman defending the UFC middleweight title against former light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida.

Ponzinibbio (18-2) made his UFC debut last year at UFC Fight Night 32 against Ryan LaFlare and was defeated by unanimous decision. The defeat snapped a a seven fight winning streak and it was his first defeat in over two years.

Alcantara (20-6) opened his UFC career at light heavyweight in the beginning of 2013 and defeated Wagner Prado. Since his debut, he has dropped down to the welterweight division and is coming off a win at UFC Fight Night 36 against Albert Tumenov.

The current UFC 175: Weidman vs. Machida fight card is below.

Chris Weidman (11-0) vs. Lyoto Machida (21-4)
Ronda Rousey (9-0) vs. Alexis Davis (16-5)
Uriah Hall (8-4) vs. Thiago Santos (9-2)
Chris Camozzi (19-7) vs. Bruno Santos (13-1)
Santiago Ponzinibbio (18-2) vs. Ildemar Alcantara (20-6)