Villante, 32, is trying to build some momentum as he’s lost three of his last four bouts. He was decisioned by Sam Alvey in his last fight at UFC Fight Night 131 in June.
“Short Fuse,” 37, has lost two of his last three fights, including a decision to C.B. Dolloway in his last contest at the TUF 25 Finale last July. He’s been on the roster for over 12 years now, debuting at the TUF 3 Finale in June 2006.
UFC Fight Night 131 is set for Oct. 27 at the Moncton Events Centre in Moncton, New Brunswick. Tentative fights include:
Volkan Oezdemir (15-2-0) vs. Anthony Smith (30-13-0)
Arjan Singh Bhullar (7-1-0) vs. Marcelo Holm (6-1-0)
Mirsha Cirkunov (13-4-0) vs. Patrick Cummins (10-5-0)
Thibault Gouki (12-4-0) vs. Nasrat Haqparast (9-2-0)