The Las Vegas-based organization announced the booking on Tuesday.
UFC Fight Night 116 takes place at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh
on Sept. 16 and is headlined by a middleweight tilt between former
Rockhold and David
Branch. The evening’s main card will air on Fox Sports 1.
Aubin-Mercier has won five of his last six bouts in the Octagon,
including a second-round submission of Drew Dober in
his most recent outing at UFC 206. The 28-year-old “Quebec Kid” is
9-2 as a professional, with eight triumphs coming via tapout.
Martin, meanwhile, enters the matchup riding a three-fight winning
streak. The 27-year-old has bested Felipe
Olivieri, Alex White
and Johnny Case
in succession to raise his UFC mark to 4-3. Martin is 12-3 over the
course of his MMA career, including eight wins via submission.