Swede Andreas Ståhl (9 wins, 1 loss) is set to make his return to the Octagon after being sidelined for nearly a year. Real Steel will face Viscardi Andrade (17 wins, 6 losses), who he was originally set to fight in his UFC debut last July, before the Brazilian pulled out of the bout. The UFC made the matchup official today.
The two will now face-off at UFC Fight Night 70 on June 27 in Hollywood, Florida. The card is headlined by Lyoto Machida versus Yoel Romero, and will also be home to the TUF Brazil 4 finale. The bout is expected to be on the prelim portion of the card.
Stahl has been sidelined since he broke his jaw in his UFC debut against Gilbert Burns. Before this loss, he had 9 straight wins in his undefeated pro MMA career.
Andrade has also been sidelined and out of action since 2014. He lost to Stahl’s training partner Nicolas Musoke back in February by unanimous decision.