One-time UFC featherweight contender Chad Mendes will face Hacran Dias this December at UFC on FX: Sotiropoulos vs. Pearson. The event takes place in Australia at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Mendes (12-1) suffered his first career defeat when UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo knocked him out at the end of round one in Brazil earlier this year. He rebounded to defeat Cody McKenzie.
Dias (21-1-1) earned a win in his UFC debut by defeating Yuri Alcantara. The Brazilian, who trains with Aldo, has won his last nine fights.