Despite an 0-3 record inside the Octagon and just 2 wins in 6 bouts since mid-2007, middleweight Ryan Jensen has been booked to take on Steve Steinbeiss at UFC Fight Night 19 on September 16 in Oklahoma City, according to MMA Weekly.
Jensen and Steinbeiss were previously scheduled to fight at UFN 18 in April, but the bout was called off after Jensen failed to be medically cleared for the fight after disclosing he had recently used Adderall, a commonly-prescribed drug used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and narcolepsy.
Jensen suffered back-to-back UFC losses to Thales Leites and Demian Maia in 2007 before suffering a first-round knockout at the hands of Joey Villasenor in Strikeforce. Following two-straight victories outside of the major promotions, Jensen returned to the UFC in September and was submitted in the second-round by Wilson Gouveia at UFC Fight Night 15.
A member of Arizona Combat Sports and a Bodog Fight veteran, Steinbeiss (4-2) had won three-straight before suffering a split-decision loss to Carmelo Marrero in his WEC debut at WEC 36 in November. Despite the defeat, Steinbeiss was among the 185-pounders who transferred to the UFC when the WEC’s middleweight division was shut down.
UFC Fight Night 19 is co-headlined by Nate Diaz vs. Melvin Guillard and Roger Huerta vs. Gray Maynard, and is also rumored to include Dan Miller vs. Aaron Simpson, Chris Wilson vs. Mike Pyle, Jeremy Stephens vs. Ronny Torres, Tim Credeur vs. Nate Quarry, and Kyle Bradley vs. Sam Stout.
[Pictured: Ryan Jensen]