by Damon Martin – MMAWeekly.com
A light heavyweight match-up has been confirmed for UFC 96 in Columbus, Ohio, as Tim Boetsch will return to action against Jason Brilz. The bout was confirmed to MMAWeekly.com on Saturday by sources close to the fight.

Tim Boetsch steps into the bout at UFC 96 with a cumulative 2-1 record in the Octagon, with his last fight taking place in September, which was a win over Michael Patt. He ended the fight in the first round by strikes, earning a TKO victory.

While never far away from his roots training at home in Pennsylvania, Boetsch has also recently started training part time at Team Sityodtong in Boston, alongside fighters like Marcus Davis and Kenny Florian.

Jason Brilz returns to the UFC for the first time since a debut win for the fighter at the UFC Fight Night 15 event held in his home state of Nebraska in September.

In the fight, Brilz was able to do away with opponent Brad Morris with strikes in the second round of their 205-pound match-up.

It’s not known at this time if the fight between Boetsch and Brilz will be featured on the undercard or televised portion of UFC 96, originating from the Nationwide Arena.