Lightweight hopefuls Matt Wiman (10-5) and Rafael Dos Anjos (11-4) are in talks to collide in a possible "loser leaves town" match (both riding 0-2 records in their past two fights) when they meet at UFC 103, scheduled for the American Airlines Arena in Dallas, Texas, on Sept. 19, according to InTheGuard.tv.
"Handsome" was making moves in the 155-pound division before he locked horns with last-minute replacement, Jim Miller, at UFC Fight Night 16: "Fight for the Troops" back in December 2008. Miller defeated Wiman via unanimous decision, snapping a four-fight win streak for The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 5 alum.
Wiman tried to rebound against Sam Stout at UFC 97 last April, but was stymied by "Hands of Stone" for his second straight unanimous decision loss.
Since the UFC does not look too kindly on consecutive losses, this is certainly a must-win situation for both Wiman and Dos Anjos.
The Brazilian is coming off the wrong end of Tyson Griffin decision at UFC Fight Night 18 back on April 1. He was game the entire bout, earning him and Griffin an extra 30 G's for putting on "Fight of the Night."
Dos Anjos definitely has skills. Aside from winning nine straight prior to UFC 91, the Gracie Fusion fighter was stifling Jeremy Stephens for most of their bout until a thunderous uppercut nearly air-mailed him back to Rio.
With so much at stake for both competitors, this one could produce three rounds of fireworks.
For more on the still-developing UFC 103 fight card that includes possible bouts of Josh Koscheck vs. Frank Trigg and Martin Kampmann vs. Mike Swick, as well as Hermes Franca vs. Tyson Griffin, click here.