UFC officials announced the new 170-pound bout on Thursday. Usman (12-1) was originally supposed to face Santiago Ponzinibbio in the main event, but Ponzinibbio withdrew from the bout due to injury.
MMAFighting.com first reported Ponzinibbio’s replacement.
A former collegiate wrestler at University of Nebraska at Kearney, Usman has posted an undefeated record of 7-0 in the UFC. His manager, Ali Abdelaziz, has referred to him as one of the most avoided fighters in UFC history.
The event, which will take place at Movistar Arena, will mark the UFC’s first live event in the country of Chile.