UFC books Javid Basharat vs. Tony Gravely for Sept. 17 event

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Surging bantamweights will face off in September.

Javid Basharat (12-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) meets Tony Gravely (23-7 MMA, 4-2 UFC) at a UFC Fight Night event on Sept. 17, which takes place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas.

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

Unbeaten in his pro MMA career, Basharat earned a UFC contract through Dana White’s Contender Series last October by submitting Oron Kahlon. He continued that momentum by picking up a unanimous decision win over Trevin Jones at UFC Fight Night 203 in March.

Meanwhile, Gravely has won four of his past five. The Contender Series graduate is coming off back-to-back wins over Saimon Oliveira and most recently a first-round knockout of Johnny Munoz at UFC Fight Night 207 in June.

With the addition, the UFC Fight Night lineup for Sept. 17 includes:

  • Cory Sandhagen vs. Song Yadong

  • Giga Chikadze vs. Sodiq Yusuff

  • Andre Fili vs. Lando Vannata

  • Sijara Eubanks vs. Maryna Moroz

  • Chidi Njokuani vs. Gregory Rodrigues

  • Tanner Boser vs. Rodrigo Nascimento

  • Trey Ogden vs. Daniel Zellhuber

  • Nikolas Motta vs. Cameron VanCamp

  • Louis Cosce vs. Trevin Giles

  • Damon Jackson vs. Pat Sabatini

  • Diana Belbita vs. Loma Lookboonmee

  • Melissa Gatto vs. Gillian Robertson

  • Marc-Andre Barriault vs. Anthony Hernandez

  • Alen Amedovski vs. Joe Pyfer

  • Javid Basharat vs. Tony Gravely

Story originally appeared on MMA Junkie