The lineup for April's UFC 159 event is quickly filling, and a welterweight matchup between Nick Catone (9-4 MMA, 3-4 UFC) and James Head (9-3 MMA, 2-2 UFC( is the latest addition to the lineup.
) today confirmed the bout with sources close to the event.
UFC 159 takes place April 27 at Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. The main card, including a headliner between light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones and Chael Sonnen, airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FX and Facebook.
Catone vs. Head is expected to take place on the evening's preliminary card.
New Jersey native Catone fights in a UFC event in his home state for the third time. He's in need of a win after dropping back-to-back losses to T.J. Waldburger and Chris Camozzi. The most recent loss, which took place this past December, was the former middleweight's first appearance at 170 pounds.
Meanwhile, Head hopes to bounce back from a first-round TKO loss to mike Pyle at this past December's The Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale event. Also a former middleweight, Head had been 2-0 in the division prior to the setback with wins over Brian Ebersole and Papy Abedi.
The current UFC 159 lineup includes:
Jon Jones vs. Chael Sonnen - for light-heavyweight title
Alan Belcher vs. Michael Bisping
Phil Davis vs. Vinny Magalhaes
Pat Healy vs. Jim Miller
Cheick Kongo vs. Roy Nelson
Nick Catone vs. James Head
For more on UFC 159, stay tuned to the UFC Rumors section of the site.