A lightweight matchup between
The bout was first reported as a possibility by Sherdog.com, and subsequently confirmed by sources close to the fight. The event is scheduled for Sept. 16, at the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City.
Huerta has been inactive since a loss to
The 26-year-old Hispanic fighter had been promoted heavily by the UFC, gracing the cover of
Following the Florian fight, his first loss in seven UFC appearances, he softened his stance, saying his views were a matter of sound business practices.
The layoff, however, lead many to believe he had lost the UFC's good graces.
Huerta in January announced he was taking a hiatus from MMA to pursue acting opportunities, including a development deal with Lions Gate Pictures.
Maynard, 30, has been on his way towards a title shot since a dominating performance over