Former Ultimate Fighters Stephan Bonnar (11-6) and Krzysztof Soszynski (18-9-1) are officially set for a light heavyweight showdown at UFC 110 from the Acer Arena in Sydney, Australia, on Feb. 21.
The UFC recently made the bout official for the event's preliminary card.
Bonnar has dropped two straight inside the Octagon after returning from a catastrophic knee injury he suffered while training for a big fight against Matt Hamill in April 2008.
Because that injury came on the heels of a steroids suspension, "The American Psycho" was out of action for nearly a year and a half. He returned at UFC 94: "St. Pierre vs. Penn 2" but the long layoff and a very gifted opponent, Jon Jones, ended any chance of a successful return last January.
He got a second chance to right the ship at UFC 100 this past July, but was once again stymied by the wrestling efforts of MMA elder statesman Mark "The Hammer" Coleman.
While Bonnar's contributions to the sport before, during and after his run on The Ultimate Fighter will probably keep him from being unemployed anytime soon, dropping three straight could be a major blow to his marketability as a fighter.
And Soszynski doesn't want to be the guy who propels him back into the limelight.
"The Polish Experiment" went awry in his 205-pound war with Brandon Vera at UFC 102: "Couture vs. Nogueira," though unlike Bonnar the August defeat was his first since Dec. 2007 and snapped a six-fight winning streak.
Soszynski cut his teeth under Dan Henderson in Temecula, Calif., along with training partner Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou. He has a strong wrestling base, powerful strikes and solid submission skills to boot.
Expect a gritty, back-and-forth war between these two light heavyweight talents.
UFC 110 pits Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira vs. Cain Velasquez in a bout that could determine the next heavyweight number one contender. In the co-main event, Wanderlei "The Axe Murderer" Silva will try to put TUF grad Michael Bisping down for "The Count."
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