Cheick Kongo will look to continue his climb up the heavyweight ladder when he takes on Antoni Hardonk at UFC 97: Redemption on April 18th in Montreal, Canada.
Fighters Only first reported the matchup on Thursday.
Since joining the UFC in mid-2006 Kongo has compiled a 6-2 record in the octagon, emerging as a heavyweight contender with back-to-back victories over Assuerio Silva and Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic. Kongo rebounded from a March loss to Heath Herring with first-round knockouts of Dan Evensen and Mustapha Al-Turk.
After beginning his UFC career with just a 1-2 mark that included losses to Justin McCully and Frank Mir, Hardonk has since won three-straight fights over Colin Robinson, Eddie Sanchez, and Mike Wessel.