nate diazBoth Diaz brothers are now back in the UFC? What universe have I landed in? According to UFC officials, Nate Diaz will be returning on Dec. 13 against No. 3 ranked lightweight Rafael dos Anjos in the co main event at UFC on FOX 13 in Arizona.

A heavyweight match-up between Stipe Miocic and Junior Dos Santos will headline the event from the US Airways Center in Phoenix.

Diaz (17-9) hasn’t fought since he knocked out Gray Maynard last November. Following his teammate, Gilbert Melendez, signing a new lucrative deal, Diaz felt he should also be paid more and has sat on the sidelines ever since. No word on whether or not he got the new contract he wanted, but at least he’s back. Whether or not he can get through Dos Anjos is another story.

Dos Anjos (22-7) became the first man to knockout Benson Henderson in August. He’s won seven of his last eight fights, including notable wins over Donald Cerrone, Jason High, Evan Dunham, Mark Bocek and Anthony Njokuani.

The UFC on FOX 13 card now includes:

  • Junior Dos Santos vs. Stipe Miocic
  • Nate Diaz vs. Rafael dos Anjos
  • Alistair Overeem vs. Stefan Struve
  • Gabriel Gonzaga vs. Matt Mitrione
  • Jussier Formiga vs. John Moraga
  • Drew Dober vs. Jamie Varner
  • Derek Brunson vs. Ed Herman
  • Bryan Barberena vs. Joe Ellenberger
  • Joe Riggs vs. Ben Saunders
  • Anthony Birchak vs. Ian Entwistle


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