Joachim Christensen (13-3) signed with the UFC last month, and now he has an opponent, location, and date for his debut. The Danish light heavyweight will face Brazilian Luis Henrique da Silva (11-0) on the UFC Fight Night 96 card on October 1st.
Christensen out of Arte Suave in Copenhagen has won five straight fights, including his last in May over vet Anthony Ruiz. His last lost was a majority decision back in 2013 to Finn Marcus Vanttinen at Cage 23.
Da Silva made his UFC debut back at UFC 199 when he won by TKO over Jonathan Wilson.
The card will go down at the at Moda Center in Portland. Of the 6 announced fights, Christensen is the only Nordic fighter.