Sources: Junior dos Santos-Blagoy Ivanov scheduled for UFC Fight Night

Brett OkamotoESPN Staff Writer1 Minute Read

A heavyweight bout between former champion Junior dos Santos and Blagoy Ivanov is scheduled to headline UFC Fight Night on July 14 in Boise, Idaho.

Sources confirmed the planned matchup to ESPN on Monday. The televised event will take place at CenturyLink Arena.

Dos Santos (18-5) hasn't fought since he challenged Stipe Miocic for the heavyweight title last May. The 34-year-old lost the bout via TKO.

Originally from Brazil and now fighting out of South Florida, dos Santos was sidelined in 2017 by a failed drug test in August. The United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) eventually suspended him for six months, while also announcing the failed test was caused by a legal tainted supplement.

For Ivanov (16-1), the main event will mark his UFC debut. The Bulgarian heavyweight is a decorated wrestler and figures to be an interesting addition to the division. He has fought in WSOF and Bellator MMA previously.

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