A light heavyweight banger is the first addition to a UFC Fight Night event Aug. 5.
Two people with knowledge of the booking recently informed MMA Junkie of the matchup but asked to remain anonymous as the promotion has yet to make an official announcement.
Jacoby (18-7-1 MMA, 6-4 UFC) looks to snap a two-fight losing skid with his third appearance since October. Both opponents Jacoby was defeated by are above him in the official UFC rankings however, as he lost decisions to Khalil Rountree and Azamat Murzakanov. Prior to the skid, Jacoby had not lost in nine straight fights.
Nzechukwu (12-3 MMA, 6-3 UFC) aims to extend his winning streak to four, coming into the bout off consecutive wins over Karl Roberson, Ion Cutelaba, and most recently Devin Clark. All three of those wins were finishes.
No other fights have been announced for the Aug. 5 event at this time.