Demian Maia | Image: Jason Silva-USA TODAY Sports
The return of Demian Maia the octagon has already been scheduled.
The 43-year-old Brazilian will reappear on PPV to face Belal Muhammad in it UFC 263.
The pairing was reported by ESPN late Saturday morning.
Maia, a former division title challenger, comes off suffering the second KO loss of his career after being finished by Gilbert Burns in the co-star of UFC Fight Night Brasilia.
That fall cut the Brazilian off a streak of three straight wins, two of them by submission.
Muhammad, number thirteen in the ranking, comes from starring in a No-Contest in the stellar of the UFC Fight Night Las Vegas 22 after Leon edwards accidentally stabbed him that did not allow him to continue in the fight.
The 32-year-old welterweight had come as a replacement to the card with four wins in succession, most recently against Dhiego Lima in the Preliminaries of UFC 258.
UFC 263 takes place on June 12.