Looks like Nate Diaz is back to getting along with his employers.
A lightweight fight between Diaz and Rafael dos Anjos has been added to UFC on FOX 13 in Phoenix, officials announced on Tuesday afternoon.
The 155-pound match-up adds to the rapidly growing card, which takes place Dec. 13 at the city’s U.S. Airways Center.
Leading up to today’s announcement, Diaz (17-9) had a much-publicized holdout with the UFC, expressing his dissatisfaction with the organization and his compensation through his current contract. The fighter hasn’t seen action since November 2013, when he earned a technical knockout over Gray Maynard at the TUF 18 Finale.
Following his last fight, Diaz on numerous occasions went on record to call out the UFC and their lack of compensation for him. Dana White responded, saying that Diaz doesn’t “move the needle” enough to warrant his demands.
As for dos Anjos (22-7), the Brazilian standout has been on a tear, winning seven of his last eight fights. The biggest win in dos Anjos’ career came in his last outing, where he knocked out former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson in the first round at a UFC Fight Night event last month.
UFC on FOX 13 is currently scheduled to be headlined by a heavyweight bout between former division champ Junior dos Santos and rising contender Stipe Miocic. Other recently announced bouts include Alistair Overeem vs. Stefan Struve and Matt Mitrione vs. Gabriel Gonzaga.