Cody McKenzie will make his return to the lightweight division this December, facing Sam Stout at UFC on FOX 9.

Officials added the contest to the December 14 card from Sacramento recently. The night features a main event between UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis and Josh Thomson.

McKenzie (14-3) has split his six UFC bouts, including his last two at featherweight. Stout (19-9-1) is 8-8 since joining the promotion.