Barnett faces Mir in UFC 164


Posted at May 31 2013 07:22 PM | Updated as of Jun 01 2013 03:22 AM

MANILA – It will be a battle between former champions when Josh Barnett and Frank Mir collide in August.

According to MMA Fighting, UFC has announced that the fight will take place in UFC 164 at Milwaukee's Bradley Center on August 31.

Barnett, one of the earliest UFC stars, recently rejoined the promotion for a multi-fight deal.

The last time he fought in UFC was when he defeated Randy Couture for the UFC heavyweight championship in 2002.

He was, however, stripped of the title after testing positive for illegal substances.

Mir, meanwhile, will be coming off two consecutive defeats to Chris Cormier and Junior dos Santos.