“Shogun” is back in .

MMA Fighting’s Guilherme Cruz confirmed with sources that Mauricio Rua (26-11) will fight Sam Alvey (33-13, 1 NC) in a light heavyweight bout at UFC Sao Paulo on Nov. 16. The matchup was first reported by ESPN.

Rua, 37, has not fought since a third-round TKO win over Tyson Pedro last December and this will be his first appearance in his native since defeating Gian Villante at a show in Fortaleza in March 2017. The former champion has won four of his last five fights and his record stands at 10-9.

Alvey is just 2-3 in the since moving up to 205 pounds and he’s lost three straight to Klidson Abreu, Jimmy Crute, and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira. The 33-year-old will be looking for his first win since June of last year.

Sao Paulo takes place at Ibirapuera Gymnasium and the main card will be broadcast live on the + streaming service. In the headlining bout, Jan Blachowicz welcomes longtime middleweight contender Ronaldo Souza to the light heavyweight division.