Former WEC featherweight champion Mike Brown will return to action on April 19 at UFC on Fox 11.

Brown will replace an injured Sean Soriano against Estevan Payan at the Orlando event.

The fight will mark Brown’s first fight since a devastating, first-round knockout loss to Steven Siler in August at UFC Fight Night 26. The loss snapped the 38-year-old’s two-fight winning streak that included wins over Daniel Pineda and Nam Phan. It also dropped his Octagon record to 2-4. The American Top Team product has competed sparingly since suffering back-to-back losses in early 2011 following the WEC-UFC merger.

The 31-year-old Payan is likely fighting for his job in the contest. After going 2-0 inside the Strikeforce cage, the Arizona-based fighter has dropped bouts against Jeremy Stephens and Robbie Peralta in his two Octagon appearances.

The injury suffered by Soriano was not revealed and how long he’ll remain away from the cage is unknown at this time.

UFC on Fox 11 takes place from the Amway Center in Orlando, Fla. It will be headlined by a heavyweight bout between contenders Fabricio Werdum and Travis Browne. Each will be looking to claim the title of No. 1 contender and the right to challenge Cain Velasquez for his belt.

The night’s main card will air live on Fox, with the preliminary card expected to be split between a broadcast on Fox Sport 1 and a live stream on the promotion’s digital network, UFC Fight Pass.  At this time it is unclear whether the Brown-Payan match-up will be televised or streamed.