UFC heavyweight fighter Todd Duffee will return to the Octagon for the first time in two years at UFC 181 in December when he fights Anthony Hamilton.

Duffee had been out of action after being diagnosed with Parsonage Turner Syndrome, a rare problem that left him with severe pain and numbness in his arms. It’s a syndrome that takes a long time to subside, and so the 28 year-old has had to wait impatiently on the sidelines for his opportunity to resume his career.

Prior to that Duffee had claimed a TKO win over Philip De Fries at UFC 155 in 2012 which left him with an overall 8-2 career record.

Meanwhile, Hamilton earned his first victory inside the Octagon at the tail end of last month at UFC 177, defeating Ruan Potts by TKO. That cancelled out a submission defeat in his first UFC appearance earlier in the year and leaves him with an overall 13-3 record.

Duffee Vs Hamilton is expected to take a preliminary spot on what looks to be a stacked UFC 181 fight card in Las Vegas headlined by a middleweight title clash between Chris Weidman and Vitor Belfort, with TUF 20 coaches Anthony Pettis and Gilbert Melendez providing a second title fight on the evening, while a heavyweight bout between Travis Browne and Brendan Schaub is also slated for the main card.