Matt Hamill to end retirement
Matt Hamill has decided to end a one-year retirement from mixed martial arts and will meet fellow UFC newcomer Roger Hollett at UFC 152 in Toronto on Sept. 22.
Yahoo! Sports first reported the news and Hollett's management team has since confirmed the matchup.
Hamill (10-4) last fought in August 2011, losing by TKO to Alexander Gustafsson in the second round of a contest at UFC 133. The veteran light heavyweight announced his retirement shortly after, on the heels of back-to-back losses.
A former contestant on "The Ultimate Fighter" reality series, Hamill was born deaf but the disability has not prevented him from a successful athletic career. Prior to his success in fighting, Hamill was a three-time NCAA Division III national wrestling champion.
Hollett (13-3) enters the UFC on a five-fight win streak. Seven of the Canadian's 13 professional wins have come via submission.