Bogdan Guskov will face Ryan Spann

Russian-Uzbek welterweight Bogdan Guskov will return to the octagon on April 27 at UFC on ESPN 55 in Las Vegas, and his opponent will be American Ryan Spann.

Informed sources close to the situation reported on the organization of the fight.

Bogdan Guskov, 31, made an unsuccessful debut for the organization last September, losing by rear-naked choke to former title challenger Volkan Ozdemir in the first round, but five months later he put his career back on track by knocking out Zach Pauga in the opening five minutes.

Ryan Spann, 32, ranked eleventh in the UFC’s bantamweight division rankings, is riding a two-fight losing streak, having lost by triangle choke to Nikita Krylov and split decision to Anthony Smith.