Five years later, they will meet again.
Combate first reported that the bout is agreed, but the contracts are yet to be signed.
Faber (32-7), who submitted Assuncao with a rear-naked choke back in 2010, won back-to-back fights since losing a title fight to Renan Barao, tapping Alex Caceres and Francisco Rivera. The former WEC featherweight, 8-0 under the UFC banner in non-title fights, returns to the main card after a couple of undercard bouts.
Assuncao (23-4) was hoping to fight for the title after scoring his seventh straight victory as a bantamweight in the UFC, a unanimous decision over Bryan Caraway, but broke his ankle in training. However, the Brazilian will return to action a month before a title fight between T.J. Dillashaw and Renan Barao, set for UFC 186.
Thomson (20-7, 1 no-contest) looks for his first wins inside the Octagon since a shocking second-round knockout over Nate Diaz in 2013. Since then, the former Strikeforce lightweight champion suffered back-to-back split decision losses to Ben Henderson and Bobby Green.
Burns (9-0) makes his third appearance under the UFC banner. The Blackzilians fighter, who went the distance for the first in his professional career in a unanimous decision win over Andreas Stahl in his UFC debut, tapped Christos Giagos in his 155-pound debut in the UFC in October.
UFC Fight Night 62 is set to take place at the Macanazinho Gymnasium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.