Israel Adesanya wants to be an active, fighting champion.
Adesanya will return to the Octagon this summer at UFC 276, defending his middleweight title against Jared Cannonier.
UFC 276 takes place July 2 from Las Vegas. The event will be part of International Fight Week.
Along with Adesanya vs. Cannonier, Alexander Volkanovski defends his featherweight belt against Max Holloway.
Adesanya (22-1) has risen to the top of the UFC ranks through both skills and popularity. He has made four title defenses and will look to add to that against Cannonier (15-5), who has reeled off wins in multiple divisions.
Volkanovski (24-1) and Holloway (23-6) collide for a third time. Volkanovski won and defended the title in the first two meetings.
Other announced bouts for the event include Uriah Hall vs. Andre Muniz, Pedro Munhoz vs. Sean O’Malley, Miesha Tate vs. Lauren Murphy, Jessica Eye vs. Maycee Barber and Robbie Lawler vs. Bryan Barberena.