Former lightweight title contender Nate Diaz returns to action this December, meeting Michael Johnson at UFC on FOX 17.
Set for December 19, the card features a championship match between Rafael dos Anjos and Donald Cerrone. It takes place from the Amway Center in Orlando.
Diaz (17-10) will have spent a year on the sidelines when he returns, having lost to dos Anjos last December. Overall, he is just 1-3 in his last four and has spent time battling over his contract with UFC officials.
Johnson (16-9) had his four-fight win streak snapped with a controversial decision loss to Beneil Dariush earlier this month. The former Ultimate Fighter winner earned wins over Edson Barboza, Melvin Guillard and Joe Lauzon during his streak.
Below is the current lineup:
UFC Lightweight Championship
Rafael dos Anjos (c) vs. Donald Cerrone
Lightweight: Nate Diaz vs. Michael Johnson
Middleweight: Tamdan McCrory vs. Josh Samman
Middleweight: C.B. Dollaway vs. Nate Marquardt