MMA Fighting first reported the bout, which was initially pulled from UFC 248 after Stephens suffered an injury.
Stephens (28-17-0-1NC) enters the contest on a three fight losing streak, dropping bouts to the trio of Jose Aldo, Yair Rodriguez and Zabit Magomedsharipov. Stephens hasn’t picked up a win in almost two years, with that last victory coming over Josh Emmett at UFC On Fox 28. Stephens has suffered seventeen losses as a professional MMA fighter and twelve of them have come by way of decision.
Kattar (20-4-0) has won two of his last four in the UFC, with those victories coming over Chris Fishgold and Ricardo Lamas. Kattar has previously headlined one UFC event, which was a decision loss to the aforementioned Magomedsharipov at UFC Fight Night Moscow. Kattar has competed a total of twenty four times as a professional MMA fighter and eleven of those bouts went the distance.
UFC 249 takes place on Saturday, April 18 from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York with Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, with a post-show podcast to follow.