Top ten welterweight veterans Matt Brown and Demian Maia have been pitted against each other in the mouthwatering co-main event of UFC Fight Night 87 in Brazil on May 14.

The event will be headlined by Brazilian middleweight contenders Vitor Belfort and Ronaldo Souza but has not yet been given a location.

Since losing to Rory MacDonald at UFC 170 Maia has gone on a four fight win streak with his last two coming versus Neil Magny and Gunnar Nelson.

Brown meanwhile rebounded from successive losses against Robbie Lawler and Johnny Hendricks at UFC 189 with a submission victory over Tim Means.

The pair sit at five and six in the crowded welterweight rankings and although a victory may not grant either man a title shot it could put him in place for a title eliminator.