Update: This bout has been rescheduled and will now take place at UFC Fight Night 13 on April 2. For more details click here.
Light heavyweights Houston Alexander (8-2) and James Irvin (13-4) could possibly hook 'em up at UFC 83 on March 8 in London, England, according to Yahoo!Sports.com.
The report indicates that bout agreements are not signed; however, the 205-pound showdown is in the works.
Alexander -- one of the breakout stars for the promotion in 2007 -- was temporarily derailed in his last performance, getting pounded out via first round technical knockout at UFC 78: "Validation" in a fight with Thiago Silva. It was the first loss the single father of six suffered inside the Octagon -- he has previously made short work of Keith Jardine and Alessio Sakara.
Irvin, on the other hand, can't seem to enter a fight of late without it ending in controversy. He scored a win at UFC 79: "Nemesis" in December 2007, but that was because his opponent, UFC newcomer Luis Cane, was disqualified for an illegal knee to the face on the ground. Prior to that bout, he twisted his knee in a fight with Silva at UFC 71, forcing the "Sandman" to call it an early night.
Let's hope this one is drama-free and makes it out of the first round. It would be good to see how both of these guys respond to more than just a few minutes of action.
UFC 83 is expected to feature the middleweight debut of Michael Bisping against The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) alum, Charles McCarthy. Stay tuned for more updates.