The UFC’s return to San Jose has a headliner.

UFC President Dana White revealed that welterweights Robbie Lawler and Matt Brown will square off in a five-round, No. 1 contender’s bout in the main event of UFC on Fox 12 on July 26.

Lawler enters the contest on the heels of a third-round stoppage of Jake Ellenberger at UFC 173. The 32-year-old got back in the win column after dropping a hard-fought decision to current champion Johny Hendricks at UFC 171 in March.  The win over Ellenberger moved Lawler’s record to 4-1 in his second stint with the promotion.

Brown, meanwhile, carries a gaudy, seven-fight winning streak with six of the wins coming via strikes. The 33-year-old most recently stopped Brazilian Erick Silva at UFC Fight Night 40 in a clear “Fight of the Year” candidate. Brown’s current winning streak marks a huge turnaround after dropping four of five bouts between 2010 and 2011.

The winner of the Lawler-Brown match-up will earn the right to face off with Hendricks later in 2014. The champion has been out of action since the fight with Lawler due to a torn bicep. The former NCAA wrestling champion is expected to return to health this summer.

UFC on Fox 12 takes place from the SAP Center in San Jose, Calif. The night’s four-fight main card will air live on Fox, with the preliminary card split between a Fox Sports 1 broadcast and a live stream on UFC Fight Pass. The Lawler-Brown fight joins a handful of other fights already announced for the card. A finalized fight card is expected in the coming weeks.

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