Deron Winn (Photo/Josh Hedges, Getty Images)
Deron Winn is expected to face Darren Stewart at UFC Boston in October, according to multiple media reports ... and the former junior college wrestling champ's Instagram post.
The middleweight (185 pound) bout will feature Winn facing off against Stewart at UFC on ESPN 6 to be held at TD Garden in Boston on Friday, Oct. 18, according to TheBodyLockMMA.com, one of the first MMA websites to report on the upcoming fight last week.
Winn, 30, is coming off his impressive UFC debut at UFC Fight Night 153 in Greenville, S.C. in late June, earning a unanimous decision over Eric Spicely. (Both fighters earned a $50,000 bonus for that fight ... and were singled out for positive comments from UFC president Dana White.)
London-based Stewart has built a 10-4 (1 no contest) pro MMA record, which includes a 3-4 record in UFC events. Prior to launching his pro career in June 2014, "The Dentist" had a perfect 5-0 record in amateur bouts. Stewart's most recent fight was a unanimous decision over Bevon Lewis at UFC 238 in June.
Winn, who signed with UFC at Christmastime 2018, is now 6-0 in his pro MMA career, and 1-0 in UFC.
Prior to launching his pro career in March 2017, Winn made a name for himself in amateur wrestling, both in freestyle competition ... and in folkstyle, winning two NJCAA (National Junior College Athletic Association) wrestling championships for St. Louis Community College, Meramec.