TUF 8 runner-up Phillipe Nover will return to action against fellow lightweight Rob Emerson at UFC 109 on February 6 in Las Vegas, with MMA Weekly reporting today that the fight has been signed for the pay-per-view event.
Nover (6-2-1) dropped a unanimous decision to Efrain Escudero in the TUF 8 Finale, then suffered a controversial first-round TKO to Kyle Bradley. Nover was scheduled to fight in September at UFC Fight Night 19 against Sam Stout, but suffered a seizure and the bout was scratched from the card.
Emerson (8-8), a cast member on The Ultimate Fighter 5, recovered from a double-knockout no contest with Gray Maynard to win back-to-back fights over Keita Nakamura and Manny Gamburyan, but has since dropped two-straight to Kurt Pellegrino and Rafael dos Anjos.
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Pictured: Phillipe Nover