Derrick Lewis (18-5-0) is back.
The “Black Beast,” still ranked No.7 in the heavyweight rankings, confirmed his return to the UFC heavyweight division via his Instagram account that he will “hit the reset button” against former champion Fabricio Werdum (21-7-1) at UFC 216 in October.
Both fighters are looking to return to the win column. Lewis, 32, initially retired after being stopped by Mark Hunt at UFC Fight Night 110, while the No.3 Werdum, 40, lost a majority decision rubber match to Alistair Overeem at UFC 213 in July.
UFC 216 is scheduled for Oct. 7 at the T-Mobile Arena.
The card currently includes:
Tony Ferguson (23-3-0) vs. Kevin Lee (16-2-0)
Derrick Lewis (18-5-0) vs Fabricio Werdum (21-7-1)
Will Brooks (18-3-0) vs. Nik Lentz (27-8-2)
Bobby Green (23-8-0) vs. Lando Vannata (9-2-0)
Beneil Dariush (14-3-0) vs. Evan Dunham (18-6-0)
Thales Leites (27-7-0) vs. Brad Tavares (15-4-0)
Magomed Bibulatov (14-0-0) vs. John Moraga (17-6-0)
Marco Beltran ((8-5-0) vs. Matt Schnell (9-4-0)
Mark Godbeer (12-3-0) vs. Walt Harris (10-5-0)
Jessica Eye (11-6-0, 1NC) vs. Paige VanZant (7-3-0)