Charles Oliveira will return to action in October and face Estevan Payan at UFC 166: Velasquez vs. Dos Santos 3.
The bout is set for part of the October 19 event from the Toyota Center, and will allow Oliveira a chance to compete in front of family and friends.
Oliveira (16-4) is from Brazil but currently trains out of Houston’s Bronx Gold Team USA gym. He is 2-3 in his last five, including a loss to Frankie Edgar earlier this year.
Payan (14-4) had his five-fight win streak snapped by Jeremy Stephens this past May. He was unbeaten in eight bouts prior to that, with a no-contest vs. Lee Chapman in 2010.
The bout was first reported and confirmed by the Houston Chronicle.