A featherweight bout has been added to UFC on FOX 20 on July 23 in Chicago as Jim Alers will meet Jason Knight on the preliminary card.
The fight booking was announced by the UFC on Wednesday evening.
UFC on FOX 20 will come from the United Center and will be headlined by former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm returning for the first time since losing the title in March as she faces Valentina Shevchenko.
Alers (13-2, 1NC) is coming off a no-contest against Cole Miller in December at UFC on FOX 17 and he is 1-1, 1NC in the UFC. His win in the UFC came in his promotional debut as he scored a split decision victory against Alan Omer. Knight (13-2) made his UFC debut at the end of last year on short notice and lost a decision against Tatsuya Kawajiri. The defeat snapped an eight fight winning streak and nine of his thirteen wins have come by submission.
The current UFC on FOX 20: Holm vs. Shevchenko fight card is below.
Holly Holm (10-1) vs. Valentina Shevchenko (12-2)
Anthony Johnson (21-5) vs. Glover Teixeira (25-4)
Edson Barboza (17-4) vs. Gilbert Melendez (22-5)
Francis Ngannou (7-1) vs. Bojan Mihajlovic (10-3)
Ryan LaFlare (12-1) vs. Alexander Yakovlev (23-6-1)
Frankie Saenz (11-3) vs. Eddie Wineland (21-11-1)
Alex Oliveira (13-3-1) vs. James Moontasri (9-3)
Felice Herrig (10-6) vs. Kailin Curran (4-2)
Darren Elkins (20-5) vs. Godofredo Pepey (13-3)
Tony Martin (10-3) vs. Michel Prazeres (19-2)
Hector Urbina (25-9) vs. George Sullivan (17-5)
Luis Henrique (8-2) vs. Dmitry Smolyakov (8-0)
Jim Alers (13-2, 1NC) vs. Jason Knight (13-2)