William Knight and Alonzo Menifield are on a collision course once again. Will the third time be the charm?

The two hulking light heavyweights were originally scheduled to fight in February and then were re-booked for March, but both bookings were canceled due to COVID-19 protocols.

Promotion officials announced Wednesday that Knight (10-2 MMA, 2-1 UFC) vs. Menifield (11-2 MMA, 4-2 UFC) is back on the schedule, slated for UFC on ESPN 31, which takes place Dec. 4 at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas.

Knight, 33, will look to turn a win into a winning streak. In August, he punched his ticket back into the win column literally, when he knocked out fellow New Englander Fabio Cherant.

Menifield, 34, currently rides a two-fight winning streak. After a two-fight skid in 2020, Menifield won back-to-back fights against the aforementioned Cherant and UFC veteran Ed Herman to start 2021.

The current UFC on ESPN 31 lineup includes:

  • Rob Font vs. Jose Aldo
  • Jimmy Crute vs. Jamahal Hill
  • Jake Matthews vs. Jeremiah Wells
  • Chris Gruetzemacher vs. Claudio Puelles
  • Rafael Fiziev vs. Brad Riddell
  • Cheyanne Vlismas vs. Mallory Martin
  • Brendan Allen vs. Chris Curtis
  • Bryan Barberena vs. TBA
  • Zhalgas Zhumagulov vs. Manel Kape
  • Vince Morales vs. Louis Smolka
  • Clay Guida vs. Leonardo Santos
  • Mickey Gall vs. Alex Morono
  • Maki Pitolo vs. Dusko Todorovic
  • William Knight vs. Alonzo Menifield