Luke Barnatt vs. Clint Hester added to UFC Fight Night 63 in Virginia

A middleweight battle between Ultimate Fighter 17 alums has been announced as Luke Barnatt will meet Clint Hester at UFC Fight Night 63 on April 4.UFC Fight Night

The fight booking was made official by the UFC on Friday.

UFC Fight Night 63 will come from the Patriot Center in Fairfax, Virginia and will be headlined by Chad Mendes meeting Ricardo Lamas in a featherweight bout.

Barnatt (8-2) was a member of Team Sonnen during The Ultimate Fighter 17 and opened his UFC career with three straight victories. Since those wins, he has dropped back to back fights by split decision and the most recent defeat came in November against Roger Narvaez.

Hester (11-4) was on Team Jones during that season of the reality show and he opened up his UFC career with four straight wins. In his last appearance, he was defeated by Robert Whittaker at UFC Fight Night 55 and the fight won the fight of the night bonus.

The current UFC Fight Night 63: Mendes vs. Lamas fight card is below.

Chad Mendes (16-2) vs. Ricardo Lamas (15-3)
Benson Henderson (21-5) vs. Jorge Masvidal (28-8)
Dustin Poirier (16-4) vs. Carlos Diego Ferreira (11-1)
Michael Chiesa (11-2) vs. Mitch Clarke (11-2)
Shamil Abdurahimov (15-2) vs. Timothy Johnson (8-1)
Liz Carmouche (9-5) vs. Lauren Murphy (8-1)
Luke Barnatt (8-2) vs. Clint Hester (11-4)