Jose Maria will seek to get back on track this November when he faces Dustin Ortiz at UFC Fight Night 32.
The flyweight contest was added to the November 9 card from Brazil by officials recently.
Other bouts that evening include Vitor Belfort-Dan Henderson, Cezar Ferreira-Daniel Sarafian and Brandon Thatch-Paulo Thiago.
Maria (33-4) was stopped by John Lineker in his UFC debut earlier this year, seeing his 17-fight unbeaten streak come to an end. Ortiz (11-2) will be fighting for the first time inside the Octagon.