After more than two years away, former world bantamweight title challenger Michael McDonald made a successful return to the Octagon in January with a Performance of the Night submission of Masanori Kanehara.
On July 13 at the Denny Sanford Premier Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, the No. 6-ranked "Mayday" is back in action in a co-main event battle against No. 11-ranked John Lineker.
In the UFC Fight Night main event, which airs on FOX Sports 1, lightweight contenders Tony Ferguson and Michael Chiesa collide.
Winner of four straight, "Hands of Stone" Lineker is coming off a decision victory over Rob Font at UFC 198 last weekend. Now he will look to keep moving up the bantamweight ladder against McDonald, who has won 10 of his last 12.