Bantamweights will collide this April.

Tony Gravely and Nate Maness will square off at a UFC Fight Night event on April 17. The location and venue for the card have not been announced at this time.

Two people with knowledge of the matchup recently informed MMA Junkie of the booking but asked to remain anonymous as the promotion has yet to make an official announcement.

Gravely (20-6 MMA, 1-1 UFC) has split his first two UFC appearances after a contract-earning performance on Season 3 of Dana White’s Contender Series. In his promotional debut, Gravely was submitted by Brett Johns in January 2020. In November, Gravely picked up his first UFC victory when he won a split-decision victory over Geraldo de Freitas.

Maness (13-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC) signed with the UFC in mid-2020. Less than four months into his UFC tenure, Maness had two wins in the promotion. Following a unanimous decision win over Johnny Munoz in August, Maness defeated Luke Sanders by submission in November.

With the addition, the UFC’s April 17 lineup includes:

  • Paulo Costa vs. Robert Whittaker
  • Bartosz Fabinski vs. Gerald Meerschaert
  • Parker Porter vs. Chase Sherman
  • Tracy Cortez vs. Justine Kish
  • Tony Gravely vs. Nate Maness