The bout was first reported by Tatame.com and later confirmed by UFC Senior Vice President and General Manager of Brazil Giovani Luis Decker.
Magny (15-3) has been streaking up the welterweight division, winning seven consecutive bouts in the past year and a half. He most recently stopped Hyun Gyu Lim in May, but Maia easily represents his biggest opportunity to date.
Currently sitting at No. 12 in the UFC 170-pound rankings, Magny would take a huge leap up the division with a win over Maia, who is currently ranked No. 6 in the weight class.
Maia (20-6) is no easy task, however, having once challenged Anderson Silva for the UFC middleweight championship.
Though he stumbled in back-to-back losses to Jake Shields and Rory MacDonald, Maia has recently returned to his winning ways. He has won consecutive bouts against Alexander Yakovlev and Ryan LaFlare over the past year.
A win over Magny could be the spark that Maia needs to start another run towards title contention.