Dean Lister vs Thales Leites fight set for UFC Fight Night 15 in Omaha

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Middleweight Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belts, Dean Lister (11-5) and Thales Leites (14-1), will each look to climb another rung in the 185-pound division when the two meet at UFC Fight Night 15 at the Omaha Civic Auditorium in Omaha, Neb., on September 17, according to InTheGuard.tv.

The "Bogeyman" slapped on a first round, fight-ending guillotine choke to submit veteran Jeremy Horn at The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 7 Finale last month. Prior to the win, Lister returned from a severe biceps injury to outpoint Jordan Radev on all three judges scorecards at UFC 79: "Nemesis."

He has quietly won four of five bouts inside the Octagon.

Leites can say the same thing; however, his performances have not been so quiet. Since losing his promotional debut back in 2006, the Brazilian has rattled of four straight wins. And that includes a controversial split decision win of perennial contender, Nathan Marquardt, at UFC 85: "Bedlam" last month.

He will likely be the favorite heading into this bout, considering his ground game is equal to if not better than Lister's and his stand up is more refined. Regardless, it should be a technical battle with the loser being the first man to make a mistake.

To check out the latest UFC Fight Night 15 card and rumors click here.

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