The light heavyweights have verbally agreed to fight on the August 4th card.
Alexander “The Mauler” Gustafsson (18-4) is set to return to the Octagon against Volkan Oezdemir (15-2) at UFC 227 according to Brett Okamoto of ESPN.
Gustafsson hasn’t fought in the Octagon since May of 2017 after he beat Glover Texeira via fifth round KO.
The pair of light heavyweight contenders are set to do battle on August 4th and a win could propel either fighter into title contention.
With current champion Daniel Cormier fighting on Saturday against Stipe Miocic for the heavyweight strap, the landscape for Gustafsson and Oezdemir could change significantly with an impressive showing next month in Los Angeles’ Staples Centre.