Urijah Faber is moving back his to bantamweight to take on Frankie Saenz at UFC 194. The bout was announced on Fox Sports Live.
UFC 194 will be held on December 12, 2015 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Faber, who was recently struggling to find an opponent for the UFC’s big weekend, hasn’t competed since a unanimous decision loss to Frankie Edgar in Manila on May 16. Faber is currently taping Season 22 of “TUF,” where he coaches opposite McGregor in a U.S. vs. Europe team format. The latest iteration of the reality show is set to premiere on Fox Sports 1 on Sept. 9 at 10 p.m. ET.
The 35-year-old Saenz enters his clash with Faber on a seven-fight winning streak. Three of those triumphs have come inside the Octagon, including a split verdict over Sirwan Kakai at UFC Fight Night in Nashville on Aug. 8.
With the addition, the latest UFC 194 lineup now includes:
Champ Jose Aldo vs. interim champ Conor McGregor – for featherweight title
Champ Chris Weidman vs. Luke Rockhold – for middleweight title
Yoel Romero vs. Ronaldo Souza
Max Holloway vs. Jeremy Stephens
Urijah Faber vs. Frankie Saenz
Tecia Torres vs. Michelle Waterson
Warlley Alves vs. Colby Covington
Marcio Alexandre Jr. vs. Court McGee
John Makdessi vs. Yancy Medeiros
Kevin Lee vs. Leonardo Santos
Magomed Mustafaev vs. Joe Proctor