Undefeated welterweight prospect Johny Hendricks will return to action at UFC 107 to square off against unbeaten newcomer Ricardo Funch on December 12 in Memphis, Tennessee, MMAjunkie reports.
The Brazilian Funch (7-0), a member of Team Link alongside Gabriel Gonzaga, brings a perfect 7-0 record to the UFC after signing a four-fight deal with the promotion in September. “Golden Boy” has not fought since an August 2008 victory over Denis Grachev and has earned stoppages in five of his seven wins.
Hendricks (6-0) won back-to-back fights in the WEC over Justin Haskins and Alex Serdyukov before making his UFC debut in August with a first-round knockout of Amir Sadollah.
UFC 107 is headlined by lightweight champ BJ Penn vs. challenger Diego Sanchez and also features, Kenny Florian vs. Clay Guida, Cheick Kongo vs. Frank Mir, and Paul Buentello vs. Todd Duffee.
Pictured: Johny Hendricks