Uriah Hall vs. Rafael Natal announced for UFC 187

A middleweight bout has been booked for UFC 187 on May 23 in Las Vegas as Ultimate Fighter 17 finalist Uriah Hall will meet Rafael Natal on the preliminary card.UFC 187

The fight booking was announced by the UFC on Thursday afternoon.

UFC 187 will come from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on May 23 and will be headlined by Jon Jones defending the UFC light heavyweight title against Anthony Johnson.

Hall (10-4) has won three in a row after dropping back to back fights. His most recent win came in January as he defeated Ron Stallings by TKO at UFC Fight Night 59. Natal (19-6-1) has won back to back fights and seven of his last ten. At UFC 183 in January, he defeated Tom Watson by decision and his last four wins have come by decision.

The current UFC 187: Jones vs. Johnson fight card is below:

Jon Jones (21-1) vs. Anthony Johnson (19-4)
Chris Weidman (12-0) vs. Vitor Belfort (24-10)
Donald Cerrone (27-6, 1NC) vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov (22-0)
Travis Browne (17-2-1) vs. Andrei Arlovski (23-10, 1NC)
Dong Hyun Kim (19-3-1, 1NC) vs. Josh Burkman (27-11)
Joseph Benavidez (21-4) vs. John Moraga (16-3)
John Dodson (16-6) vs. Zach Makovsky (19-5)
Islam Makhachev (11-0) vs. Leo Kuntz (17-7-1)
Rose Namajunas (2-2) vs. Nina Ansaroff (6-4)
Justin Scoggins (9-2) vs. Josh Sampo (11-4)
Sean Spencer (12-4) vs. Mike Pyle (26-10-1)
Uriah Hall (10-4) vs. Rafael Natal (19-6-1)