The UFC confirmed today light heavyweights No. 6 Anthony Smith and No. 12 Jimmy Crute will meet at UFC 261 in April.
Smith (34-16-0), 34, snapped a two-fight losing skid with a submission win over Devin Clark last November at UFC Vegas 15.
Meanwhile, Crute (12-1-0), 25, has been on a tear, bouncing back from his first loss in 2019 to two wins in 2020.
UFC 261 is scheduled for April 24 at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. Announced matches include:
XHANG WEILI (21-1-0) VS. ROSE NAMAJUNAS (9-4-0)
VALENTINA SHEVCHENKO (20-3-0) VS. JESSICA ANDRADE (21-8-0)
CHRIS WEIDMAN (15-5-0) VS. URIAH HALL (16-9-0)
DANAA BATGEREL (8-2-0) VS. KEVIN NATIVIDAD (9-2-0)
BRENDAN ALLEN (15-4-0) VS. KARL ROBERSON (9-3-0)
JEFF MOLINA (8-2-0) VS. QILENG AORI (18-6-0)
ARIANE CARNELOSSI (12-2-0) VS. NA LIANG (13-4-0)
More bouts are expected to be announced.