Herman reinstated after 6-month ban

Updated: April 11, 2013, 2:23 PM ET
By Brett Okamoto | ESPN.com

Dave Herman has been reinstated to the UFC heavyweight division following a drug-related suspension and will face Shane Del Rosario on July 6.

UFC officials announced the bout on Thursday. The fight will take place at UFC 162 in Las Vegas.

The UFC suspended Herman (21-5) after he tested positive for marijuana metabolites after a submission loss to Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira at UFC 153 in October. It was the second time Herman tested positive for marijuana use. He was pulled from a bout at UFC 136 in October 2011 when he failed a prefight drug test.

As part of his six-month suspension, Herman was ordered to attend a 30-day rehab program. He was cleared to fight this month after successfully passing a drug test.

Both heavyweights will look to end recent losing streaks. Herman has lost three consecutive bouts, including back-to-back knockout losses to Stefan Struve and Roy Nelson. He is 1-3 overall in the UFC.

Del Rosario (11-2) has dropped two in a row after opening his career with an 11-fight win streak. Both losses have come via knockout in the second-round.

A middleweight title fight between Anderson Silva and Chris Weidman is scheduled to headline the UFC 162 pay-per-view event.

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