Ryan Bader will return to action in January, as UFC officials have announced that Bader will meet Vladimir Matyushenko at UFC on Fox: Johnson vs. Dodson. The card takes place January 26 from Chicago.
Also, David Mitchell and Simeon Thoresen have agreed to meet. The main event features UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson going up against John Dodson.
Bader (14-3) was defeated by Lyoto Machida earlier this year. The former Ultimate Fighter winner is 7-3 in his UFC career.
Matyushenko (26-6) has posted a 7-4 record inside the Octagon, but is also coming off a loss, having been defeated by Alexander Gustafsson last year. “The Janitor” was forced out of a planned encounter with Matt Hamill earlier this year due to an injury.
Mitchell (11-2) has dropped both of his UFC bouts, while Thoresen (17-3-1) is 1-1 in his two UFC fights.