Croatian middleweight Goran Reljic will hope to rebound from his unsuccessful 185-pound debut when he returns to action at UFC 116, which takes place on July 3 at the MGG Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, his manager, Zoran Saric, today announced.
An opponent for Reljic has yet to be determined, though fellow middleweight Kendall Grove is also targeted for the event and currently lacks an opponent.
Reljic (8-1) won “Fight of the Night” honors in his UFC debut with a second-round TKO of Wilson Gouveia in May 2008, but was sidelined for more than a year-and-a-half after undergoing surgery for a back injury. Reljic ended his 20-month layoff and made his middleweight against CB Dollaway in February at UFC 110, but suffered a unanimous decision loss to The Ultimate Fighter 7 runner-up.
UFC 116 is headlined by the anticipated return of heavyweight champ Brock Lesnar vs. interim title-holder Shane Carwin, and is expected to be co-headlined by Wanderlei Silva vs. Yoshihiro Akiyama.