A rumored featherweight bout is now official for UFC 197 as Ultimate Fighter Latin America winner Yair Rodriguez will meet Andre Fili in Las Vegas.
The fight booking was confirmed by the UFC on late Monday evening.
UFC 197 will come from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on April 23 and will be headlined by a title fight rematch as Daniel Cormier defends the light heavyweight title against former champion Jon Jones.
Rodriguez (6-1) is currently on a four fight winning streak and three of those wins have come in the UFC. All of his wins in the UFC have come by decision and the most recent one came in October against Daniel Hooker. Fili (15-3) has alternated wins and losses since entering the UFC in 2013. He will enter this fight following a victory over Gabriel Benitez and two of his three wins in the UFC have come by stoppage.
The current UFC 197: Cormier vs. Jones II fight card is below.
Daniel Cormier (17-1) vs. Jon Jones (21-1)
Demetrious Johnson (23-2-1) vs. Henry Cejudo (10-0)
Robert Whittaker (15-4) vs. Rafael Natal (21-6-1)
Jessica Aguilar (19-5) vs. Juliana Lima (8-2)
Clint Hester (11-5) vs. Marcos Rogerio de Lima (13-3-1)
Yair Rodriguez (6-1) vs. Andre Fili (15-3)