After a two-plus year absence, Brock Larson is heading back to the UFC.
The former WEC welterweight title challenger will join current WEC featherweight champion Carlos Condit as transfers from the WEC welterweight division to the welterweight division of the UFC.
And just like Condit, Larson is scheduled to compete at UFC Fight Night 18 on April 1, according to a new report by MMAjunkie.com.
The MMA Junkie report goes on to add that Larson is slated to make his return against newcomer Jesse Sanders.
Larson, a Minnesota native that trains out of the Minnesota Martial Arts Academy, is 24-2 in a pro career that began in 2002. His first and only bout in the UFC was a unanimous decision victory over Keita Nakamura during UFC Fight Night 7 in December of 2006.
In addition to his win over Nakamura, Larson also holds notable victories over Carlo Prater, John Alessio, Ryan McGivern and Erik Apple. His only losses have come against Condit and former UFC title challenger Jon Fitch.
Sanders, 20-4, earned his UFC roster spot by putting together a six fight win streak. A veteran of Monte Cox’s Extreme Challenge promotion, Sanders has accumulated 24 bouts on his resume in just three years of competition.
UFC Fight Night 18 will take place at the Sommet Center in Nashville, Tennessee. The two-hour Spike TV broadcast will be headlined by Condit making his UFC debut against Martin Kampmann and will serve as a prelude to the season premiere for the ninth season of The Ultimate Fighter.