Chad Mendes will look to conclude 2013 with another victory, meeting Nik Lentz in December at UFC on FOX: Pettis vs. Thomson.
Officials announced the bout on Tuesday for the December 14 card from Sacramento. It joins previously announced fights between Urijah Faber and Michael McDonald, and UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis and Josh Thomson.
Mendes (15-1) has remained amongst the short-list of contenders at featherweight since falling to current champion Jose Aldo in 2012. He has scored four consecutive knockouts, including a recent one over Clay Guida.
Lentz (24-5-2) sports an 8-2-1 UFC mark that includes recent wins over Diego Nunes and Hacran Dias.