Demian Maia vs. Anthony Rocco Martin is in the works for UFC Fight Night Minneapolis on June 29, sources told ESPN. Maia (26-9) is coming off a win over Lyman Good, while Martin (16-4) has won four in a row since moving up to welterweight. The fight isn't officially signed just yet, but that's the direction the promotion is going. Brazilian outlet Canal Combate first reported the news.
Desmond Green got his wish. The Rochester-native desperately wanted to fight on next month's UFC Rochester card, and the promotion has obliged by booking him against former TKO champion Charles "Air" Jourdain (9-1), sources told ESPN. Jourdain, of Montreal, will be making his UFC debut on the May 18 card. Green (22-8) is coming off a win over Ross Pearson last month. The news was first reported by Le Journal de Montreal.
Walt Harris accepted a four-month sanction from USADA for testing positive for a prohibited substance from a contaminated supplement. Harris tested positive for LGD-4033 ahead of UFC 232 in December. He is eligible to compete at UFC Ottawa on May 4.