Sean Brady vs. Michel Pereira in the works for UFC Fight Night event on March 25


UFC welterweights Sean Brady and Michel Pereira are expected to meet in a high-stakes bout at the UFC Fight Night event on March 25.

MMA Fighting confirmed the news Monday following an announcement by Pereira with Brazilian outlet PVT. The official contracts have not yet been signed.

Brady (15-1) is currently MMA Fighting’s No. 11 is the world’s welterweight champion. The 29-year-old Philadelphia native suffered the first loss of his MMA career in his most recent bout, falling short via second-round TKO to Belal Muhammad at UFC 280.

Prior to that setback, Brady racked up a 5-0 UFC record featuring wins over Michael Chiesa, Jake Matthews, and more.

He’ll now look to halt the moment of Pereira (28-11, 2 NC), a Brazilian fan favorite who has won five straight bouts under the UFC banner. Pereira, who is known for his exciting and flamboyant style won a split victory over Santiago Ponzinibbio in May.

The UFC’s scheduled Fight Night event on March 25 is expected to take place at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas. The card will also feature contender bouts Holly Holm against Yana Kunitskaya, and Alex Perez against Manel Kape.

Damon Martin and Guilherme Cruz contributed to this report.