Former UFC welterweight Nordine Taleb (15-7-0) will headline France’s ARES 2 show in April against Belgium’s Maarten Wouters (11-7-0).
Many UFC fans will remember the 38-year-old French Canadian, who participated in TUF Nations: Canada vs. Australia and TUF: Team Edgar vs. Team Penn. Competing in the octagon from 2014 to 2019, he went 7-5-0, scoring wins over Li Jingliang, Erick Silva, and Danny Roberts. Taleb will be competing at 185 pounds for this bout.
.For people who is wondering what happened..well ,I was free agent and I took a decision, I love @ufc and all the staff backstage who are doing an amazing job,thoughtfully thank you for everything 🙏🏼.
New chapter @ares_fighting 👊🏼
— Nordine Taleb (@TNT83MMA) January 28, 2020
Meanwhile, Wouters, 31, will be looking to snap a three fight losing streak against his most notable opponent yet. His record does boast an impressive 90 percent finish rate and he will have the hometown advantage.
The co-main event also features a pair of former UFC flyweights in John Moraga (19-7-0) and Hector Sandoval (15-4-0).
ARES 2 is scheduled for April 3 at the Forest National-Vorst National Arena in Brussels, Belgium. Broadcasting details are still pending, however the event is expected to be streamed on UFC Fight Pass.