Former UFC Lightweight Champion Sean Sherk, who was stripped of the 155-pound title following a positive test for steroids in 2007, will return to the octagon in April according to Sportsnet. His opponent for the bout will likely be the winner of the UFC 80 Lightweight Championship main event between Joe Stevenson and BJ Penn giving the UFC’s first-ever Canadian event two title fights.
Sherk (31-2-1 MMA, 6-2 UFC) returned to the UFC in 2005 losing to Georges St. Pierre. Since the loss he’s won three straight fights over Nick Diaz, Kenny Florian, and Hermes Franca.
UFC 84 takes place April 19th in Montreal and will feature a main event bout between Matt Serra and Georges St. Pierre as the welterweight champions unify their titles. Former middleweight champion Rich Franklin faces Travis Lutter at the event and fighters Mauricio Rua, Jason MacDonald, Jonathan Goulet, Jeff Joslin, and Sam Stout are all expected to appear on the card.