Nate Quarry (8-2) will return to the Octagon for the first time in almost two years to rematch Pete Sell (7-3) in a middleweight clash at UFC Fight Night 11 on September 19, according to a recent press release from SpikeTV.
The two first met inside that Octagon at UFC Fight Night in August 2005. Quarry won via technical knockout in round one via strikes, but many feel the fight was stopped prematurely.
After his devastating first round knockout loss to then-champion Rich Franklin at UFC 56: "Full Force" in November 2005 during his next fight, "The Rock" seemingly disappeared from competition. It was spinal fusion surgery, however, which has kept him on the sidelines for so long -- not the crushing defeat to "Ace."
The former Team Quest member and contestant on season one of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) will have his work cut out for him in his return against "Drago" at The Palms Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Sell is heavy-handed and studies Brazilian jiu-jitsu under UFC Welterweight Champion, Matt Serra. He has three losses in four tries with the UFC (Phil Baroni is the lone win) and is no doubt hungry to get on the winning track and avenge what he feels was a bogus stoppage in his first encounter with Quarry.
For the developing UFC Fight Night 11 fight card, which features the main event between lightweights Spencer Fisher and Din Thomas, click here.