Former Bellator middleweight champion Brandon Halsey will return to competition in June as he will meet John Salter in a 185 pound bout at Bellator 156 in Fresno, California.

The fight booking was announced by Bellator in a press release on Tuesday.

Bellator 156 will take place on Friday, June 17 and will be headlined by a title fight rematch as Marcos Galvao makes his first bantamweight title defense as he will be challenged by former champion Eduardo Dantas.

Halsey (9-1) was stripped of the Bellator middleweight title last year when he missed weight for his title defense against Kendall Grove. This will be his first fight since losing to Rafael Carvalho at Bellator 144 for the vacant title and this will be his ninth fight in Bellator. Salter (11-3) is currently on a three fight winning streak and won his Bellator debut against Dustin Jacoby at Bellator 132 in the beginning of last year. This will be his first fight since his Bellator debut and all of his career wins have come by stoppage.

The current Bellator 156: Galvao vs. Dantas II fight card is below.

Marcos Galvao (17-6-1) vs. Eduardo Dantas (17-4)
Douglas Lima (26-6) vs. Chidi Njokuani (14-4, 1NC)
Brandon Halsey (9-1) vs. John Salter (11-3)