UFC books Julian Marquez vs. Zach Reese for June

A UFC veteran and relative newcomer both will have the same goal when they square off in June, and that’s to get back into the win column.

Julian Marquez and Zach Reese will fight in a three-round bout at a UFC Fight Night event June 8. The location for this card is not yet known.

Two people with knowledge of the matchup recently informed MMA Junkie of the booking but asked to remain anonymous as the promotion has yet to make an official announcement.

Marquez (9-4 MMA, 3-3 UFC) returns for his first action since March. He looks to snap a two-fight skid of TKO defeats against Gregory Rodrigues and Marc-Andre Barriault. Marques holds UFC wins over Sam Alvey, Maki Pitolo, and Darren Stewart.

Reese (6-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) impressed on Dana White’s Contender Series with a quick submission over Eli Aronov. In his promotional debut, things went the opposite way, however, as Aronov was quickly knocked out by a Cody Brundage slam.

With the addition, the UFC Fight Night lineup for June 8 includes:

  • Denise Gomes vs. Eduarda Moura

  • Julian Marquez vs. Zach Reese

Story originally appeared on MMA Junkie