Mike Swick will return to the octagon in January on Spike TV. Swick issued a MySpace bulletin yesterday announcing the bout. The UFC has two scheduled events for January (UFC 80 and UFC Fight Night 12), both of which could air on Spike. Given his popularity and his booking in the headline bout at UFC Fight Night 11 (before withdrawing due to an injury) Swick could very well headline UFC Fight Night 12 on January 23rd.
No opponent for the bout has been announced though Swick promises to pass along the information as soon as everything is finalized.
Swick owns a 10-2 record but has not fought since losing to Yushin Okami at UFC 69 in April. The loss prompted Swick to drop down to the UFC’s welterweight division and his January bout will be his first fight contested at the new weight.