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Report: Phillipe Nover makes UFC return, drops to featherweight to fight Yui Chul Nam in Philippines

Esther Lin

Hide your ducks, Phillipe Nover is back in town.

The lightheaded Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 8 standout, who is perhaps best remembered for being tagged "the next Anderson Silva," will make his Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) return -- as a featherweight -- when he steps into the cage against Yui Chul Nam.

Where and when?

At the upcoming UFC Fight Night 65: "Edgar vs. Faber" mixed martial arts (MMA) event, scheduled for Sat., May 16, 2015 on FOX Sports 1 from inside the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay, Philippines. That's according to a report from ABS-CBN Sports (via Bloody Elbow).

He's earned it.

Nover (10-5-1) was bounced in 2010 after going winless in UFC but is now the winner of three straight, including a submission win over Dan Cion at Ring of Combat (ROC) 50 just last month in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Nam, meanwhile, is 18-4-1 and coming off five straight wins overseas (including one for UFC).

Who takes it?

UFC Fight Night 65 will mark the promotion's Philippines debut, headlined by a 145-pound "super fight" pitting former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar against ex-WEC featherweight kingpin Urijah Faber.

To see the latest and greatest UFC Fight Night 65 fight card and rumors click here.

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