After going 3-1 in his second stint with the UFC, Ben Saunders is no longer under contract with the promotion and he is slated to return to competition on September 9 at Fight Night at The Island in Minnesota against Jacob Volkmann.
The fight booking was recently revealed on social media and the UFC confirmed to The MMA Report on Monday that Saunders was no longer under contract with the promotion.
Fight Night at The Island will come from the Treasure Island Resort and Casino in Welch, Minnesota and tickets are currently on sale for the fight card.
Saunders (19-7-2) is coming off a lost against Patrick Cote at UFC Fight Night 81 in January and he is 6-2 in his last eight fights. Volkmann (19-6) has won back to back fights and is coming off a decision win in February against Antonio Trocoli at Legacy Fighting Championship 51.
More information on the event is available on the Treasure Island Resort and Casino website.