Haqparast (14-5 MMA, 6-4 UFC) takes on Mullarkey (15-5 MMA, 3-3 UFC) in a pay-per-view event headlined by Islam Makhachev vs. Alexander Volkanovski on Feb. 11 at RAC Arena in Perth.
Two people with knowledge of the matchup confirmed the booking is in the works to MMA Junkie but asked to remain anonymous as the promotion has yet to make an official announcement.
After dropping back-to-back bouts to Dan Hooker and Bobby Green, 27-year-old Haqparast snapped a two-fight losing skid by defeating John Makdessi at UFC Fight Night 209 in September.
Winner of three of his past four, Mullarkey rebounded from a TKO loss to Jalin Turner in March with a split decision win over veteran Michael Johnson at UFC on ESPN 39 in July.
The latest UFC 284 lineup now includes:
- Islam Makhachev vs. Alexander Volkanovski – for lightweight title
- Yair Rodriguez vs. Josh Emmett – for interim featherweight title
- Paulo Costa vs. Robert Whittaker
- Zhang Mingyang vs. Tyson Pedro
- Jack Jenkins vs. Don Shainis
- Parker Porter vs. Justin Tafa
- Josh Culibao vs. Melsik Baghdasaryan
- Jimmy Crute vs. Alonzo Menifield
- Shannon Ross vs. Kleydson Rodrigues
- Kai Kara-France vs. Alex Perez
- Nasrat Haqparast vs. Jamie Mullarkey