After only one year away from the Octagon, Matt Hamill (10-4) will come out of retirement and return to the UFC next month.
Hamill is slated to face promotional newcomer Roger Hollett (13-3) at September's UFC 152, according to a report by Yahoo! Sports on Friday.
UFC 152 takes place on September 22 at Toronto's Air Canada Centre and is headlined by a flyweight title clash between Joseph Benavidez and Demetrious Johnson to determine the division's first champion. In the co-main event, Michael Bisping takes on Brian Stann in a pivotal middleweight clash, while B.J. Penn also returns from retirement to face fast-rising standout Rory MacDonald.
Hamill last competed at last summer's UFC 133 where he suffered a technical knockout loss to world-ranked light heavyweight Alexander Gustafsson. The defeat marked his second straight, having come up short to Quinton "Rampage" Jackson earlier last year. Prior to the back-to-back losses, however, "The Hammer" put together a five-fight win streak, including victories over Mark Munoz, Keith Jardine, Tito Ortiz and a controversial disqualification nod over reigning champ Jon Jones.
Hollett, meanwhile, will make his UFC debut on the momentum of a five-fight win streak. A former MFC light heavyweight champ, Hollett holds 11 of his 13 career victories by way of stoppage.
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Matt Manzella is the managing editor for CageReligion.com and host of Cage Religion Radio. Matt has been working in the television broadcasting industry for over seven years and is also a play-by-play commentator and judge for the Impact Fight League and Warrior Xtreme Cagefighting.
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