Patrick Cummins will make his return to the Octagon in December.
The UFC announced on Wednesday that Cummins is set to take on Antonio Carlos Junior at the UFC Fight Night 58 card in Barueri, Brazil, on Dec. 20. This will be Junior’s first light heavyweight bout under the UFC banner.
Cummins (6-1), who came up short in his UFC debut against Daniel Cormier in February, scored dominant victories over Roger Narvaez and Kyle Kingsbury in a 49-day span in June/July.
"Cara de Sapato" (4-0) makes his 205-pound debut after becoming the TUF: Brazil 3 heavyweight winner with a decision victory over Vitor Miranda in May. A multiple time jiu-jitsu world champion, Junior went 3-0 during the reality show as a heavyweight.
Scheduled for Dec. 20 at the Jose Correa Gymnasium in Barueri, Sao Paulo, UFN 58 will be headlined by a middleweight contest between former light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida and C.B. Dollaway.