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Todd Duffee to return at UFC 181

UFC heavyweight Todd Duffee will return to action against Anthony Hamilton at UFC 181 on Dec. 6.

Officials confirmed the bout to ESPN.com on Thursday. The pay-per-view event will take place at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

Last year, Duffee (8-2) was diagnosed with Parsonage-Turner syndrome, a rare nerve disorder which can cause abrupt shoulder pain and loss of motor function. He has not fought since earning a TKO win against Phil de Fries in December 2012.

The 28-year-old Duffee has since been cleared to resume his career. All eight of his pro wins have come via knockout. He trains out of American Top Team.

Hamilton (13-3) is coming off a second-round TKO over Ruan Potts at UFC 177 last month in Sacramento. A former NJCAA wrestler, Hamilton has gotten off to a 1-1 start since signing with the UFC this year.

A middleweight title fight between Chris Weidman and Vitor Belfort is scheduled to headline UFC 181.