Former UFC lightweight contender Tyson Griffin will make his first appearance in the promotion’s featherweight class against one-time 145-pound title challenger Manny Gamburyan at UFC on Versus 4 on June 26.
The UFC announced the bout on April 5 on their official website.
At one point, Griffin (14-5) had improved to 7-2 in the UFC before dropping three straight bouts to Evan Dunham, Takanori Gomi, and Nik Lentz. He’ll now join former 155 contenders Kenny Florian and Joe Stevenson in the newly-created UFC featherweight class, which already includes several top fighters brought over from the WEC.
Gamburyan (11-5) also competed for a time at lightweight in the UFC following a stint on season five of The Ultimate Fighter. After going 2-3, he moved on to the WEC and won three straight bouts at featherweight until suffering a TKO loss to current champion Jose Aldo.