Conor McGregor will be making his long-awaited return to the Octagon on January 18, 2020 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

That night, McGregor will fight Donald Cerrone in a welterweight bout as he returns to UFC action.

Dana White told ESPN on Thursday, "Conor has signed and Cerrone is ready to go."

McGregor, who is a former two-division champion, has been out of action since he lost to current lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov in October 2018. It has been a while since McGregor put a win under his belt. The last time was in 2016 when he knocked out Eddie Alvarez to win the 155-pound belt.

Between the fights with Alvarez and Nurmagomedov, McGregor stepped into the boxing ring for a match against Floyd Mayweather.

The Irishman has fought two times at the 170-pound mark with both coming against Nate Diaz in 2016.

McGregor is reportedly still under investigation in Ireland for two separate sexual assault allegations, although “The Notorious” one has not been formerly charged in either case.

Cerrone is on a two-fight losing streak, which includes a TKO loss to Justin Gaethje and another to Tony Ferguson. “Cowboy” recently signed a new deal with the MMA promotion in light of the McGregor pairing, according to multiple reports.