A lightweight bout has been added to the UFC Fight Night 87 card on May 8 in the Netherlands as Nick Hein will look for his third straight victory when he faces Jon Tuck in a bout likely to be placed on the preliminary card.
UFC officials announced the fight booking on Friday morning.
UFC Fight Night 87 will come from the Ahoy Rotterdam in Rotterdam, Netherlands and the event will be headlined by a heavyweight bout as Alistair Overeem will meet Andrei Arlovski.
Hein (13-2, 1NC) has won three of his four fights in the UFC and is coming off a decision win against Yusuke Kasuya at UFC Fight Night 75. All of his fights in the UFC have gone the distance and his last stoppage victory came in 2013 against Musa Jangubaev at Respect Fighting Championship 10. Tuck (9-2) has alternated wins and losses in his six UFC fights. He will enter this fight following a victory as he submitted Tae Hyun Bang at UFC Fight Night 66 last year.
The current UFC Fight Night 87: Overeem vs. Arlovski fight card is below.
Alistair Overeem (40-14, 1NC) vs. Andrei Arlovski (25-11, 1NC)
Antonio Silva (19-8, 1NC) vs. Stefan Struve (30-8)
Gunnar Nelson (14-2-1) vs. Albert Tumenov (17-2)
Rashid Magomedov (20-1) vs. Chris Wade (11-1)
Yan Cabral (12-2) vs. Reza Madadi (13-4)
Magnus Cedenblad (13-4) vs. Garreth McLellan (12-3)
Peter Sobotta (15-5-1) vs. Domonic Waters (9-4)
Nick Hein (13-2, 1NC) vs. Jon Tuck (9-2)