"Jacare" will square up with the man he was originally supposed to fight back in March, Derek Brunson, the promotion has confirmed.
Brunson was a late scratch for that bout after being denied an Ohio fighter's license due to vision issues. He has since had surgery to correct the problem.
Souza (15-3, 1 no contest) went on to defeat Brunson's replacement Bristol Marunde via third-round submission, in that March event. The win was his first since losing the title to Luke Rockhold in September 2011. Brunson, meanwhile, will be hoping to rebound after suffering his first career loss. In mid-June, with Strikeforce's blessing, he accepted a short-notice fight with UFC veteran Kendall Grove at a ShoFight event in Missouri, and was handed a split-decision loss, dropping his record to 9-1.