Fresh off a debut loss to Andrei Arlovski at UFC Jacksonville earlier this month, Philipe Lins is making a quick turnaround. And the former PFL heavyweight champ will do so against Canada’s Tanner Boser.
Lins (14-4) and Boser (17-6-1) are expected to throw down on June 27, at a UFC event yet to be announced. Brazil’s Combate was first to report the news.
For Boser, it will be a chance to bounce back from his first loss inside the octagon. The Canadian entered the promotion last year, but saw his debut fall through when Giacomo Lemos failed a drug test last July. Boser then jumped aboard the UFC Boston card, picking up a win against Daniel Spitz. He returned to action back in December, losing a decision against the highly touted Ciryl Gane, evening his record inside the promotion at 1-1.
Lins, meanwhile, had a four-fight win streak snapped when he fell to Arlovski in his octagon debut. The Brazilian had been coming off a win over Josh Copeland in the PFL’s 2018 tournament, capturing a million dollars with that victory. However, injury forced him out of the 2019 season, and he eventually signed with the UFC.
The UFC’s June 27 event is expected to be headlined by lightweights Dan Hooker and Dustin Poirier, a fight that was supposed to top the now-cancelled UFC San Diego card.