The UFC’s return to London on Feb. 16 has added a flyweight bout between American Ulysses Gomez and Britain’s Phil Harris.

News of the match-up was revealed to The MMA Corner by sources close to the bout. It has since been confirmed by the promotion.

Both 125-pound competitors fell short in their promotional debuts, although both came on short notice.

Gomez stepped in for an injured Ian McCall at UFC on Fox 4 in August, but suffered a first-round TKO loss to John Moraga. The former Tachi Palace Fights bantamweight and flyweight champion tasted defeat for only the third time in his career and it marked the first time he was finished. The Las Vegas-based brown belt has scored submissions in seven of his nine career wins.

Similarly, Harris replaced an injured Louis Gaudinot at UFC on FX 5 in October, failing to Darren Uyenoyama by rear-naked choke. The Portsmouth native and BAMMA veteran entered the Octagon riding a five-fight winning streak that equaled the longest of his career. The veteran has more than 30 professional bouts on his resume, compiling 21 wins competing at both flyweight and featherweight.

Now with full camps on the horizon, both fighters will look to get back on track in London.

The event will take place from the 12,500-capacity Wembley Arena. The night’s main card will air live on Fuel TV, with the preliminary card expected to stream live on YouTube. At this time, it is unknown where the Gomez-Harris bout will land on the card. More details on the fight card are expected in the near future.

Photo: Ulysses Gomez (Esther Lin/MMA Fighting)