Lightweights Manny Gamburyan and Thiago Tavares are likely to square off at UFC 94 on January 31st in Las Vegas, according to MMA Weekly.
Official agreements for the fight have not yet been signed, but Gamburyan has confirmed that he has verbally agreed to the 155-pound matchup.
UFC 94 features a marquee welterweight title rematch between UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre and UFC lightweight BJ Penn.
After losing to Nate Diaz due to an injury in the finale of The Ultimate Fighter 5, Gamburyan posted back-to-back victories over Nate Mohr and Jeff Cox, but was dealt his second UFC loss in his most recent bout at UFC 87 in August, losing to Rob Emerson via 12-second knockout.
Tavares compiled an undefeated 10-0 record, including a 2-0 mark in the UFC, before losing his first career bout to Tyson Griffin at UFC 76 last September. He’s since gone just 1-2, earning a win over Michihiro Omigawa at UFC Fight Night 12 in January while dropping his two most recent bouts to Matt Wiman and Kurt Pellegrino at UFC 85 in June and UFC 88 in September.