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A middleweight bout is the latest addition to the UFC’s return to China in August.

Anthony Hernandez (6-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) is set to take on South Korea’s Jun Yong Park (10-3 MMA, 0-0 UFC) at UFC on ESPN+ 15, a person with knowledge of the booking told MMA Junkie on Tuesday. The person requested anonymity because the UFC has not yet made an official announcement of the fight.

UFC on ESPN+ 15 takes place Aug. 31 at Universiade Sports Centre in Shenzhen, China. The event streams on ESPN+. In the main event, new women’s strawweight champion Jessica Andrade will put her title on the line for the first time against Weili Zhang, who will try to claim the belt in front of her home fans.

The 28-year-old Park will make his promotional debut on the strength of a seven-fight winning streak. Eight of his 10 career wins have come by stoppage, including five knockouts. Most recently, he picked up a 49-second TKO win in Russia in January.

After he won the vacant middleweight title at LFA 32 in early 2018, Hernandez got a shot at the UFC on Dana White’s Contenders Series. He picked up a 40-second TKO win over Jordan Wright and earned a UFC contract, but subsequently was given a six-month suspension from the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) for a positive drug test for marijuana metabolites.

So he had to wait until 2019 to make his promotional debut, and he did at UFC on ESPN 2 in Phoenix against Markus Perez. But Perez caught him early in the second round with an anaconda choke, and Hernndez suffered the first loss of his pro career.

For more on UFC on ESPN+ 15, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site.

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