A lightweight tilt between Shane Roller (11-6) and Jacob Volkmann (14-3) has been added to September's UFC 151.
UFC officials announced the bout on Tuesday.
UFC 151 takes place on September 1 at Las Vegas' MGM Grand Garden Arena and is headlined by a light heavyweight title clash between reigning champion Jon Jones and ex-PRIDE and Strikeforce titleholder Dan Henderson. In the co-main event, Jake Ellenberger meets Josh Koscheck in a pivotal welterweight bout.
Roller recently snapped a three-fight losing skid last weekend after earning a unanimous decision over Josh Alessio at UFC 148. The win marked his first since March of 2011 where stopped Thiago Tavares in his Octagon debut.
Volkmann, meanwhile, will look to get back on the winning track after being submitted by Paul Sass at May's UFC 146. Prior to the defeat, the grappling standout put together five consecutive victories, including wins over Danny Castillo and Efrain Escudero.
(Pictured: Shane Roller)
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