UFC 116: Kurt Pellegrino vs George Sotiropoulos on tap for July 3

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Submission possible.

Contending UFC lightweights Kurt Pellegrino and George Sotiropolous have been paired up for a 155-pound showdown at this summer's UFC 116 event, currently scheduled for July 3 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

MMAmania.com learned of the pending match-up earlier today.

"Batman" recently made it a dark night for Fabricio Camoes, battling the Brazilian into the second round before strangling "Morango" en route to a submission victory (rear naked choke) in front of a hometown crowd at last month's UFC 111: St. Pierre vs. Hardy" event.

The win marked Pellegrino's fourth straight.

Also making some noise in front of friends and family is streaking Aussie submission standout George Sotiropoulos. After getting bounced from The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 6 he's been nothing short of unstoppable, including a unanimous decision win over the venerable Joe Stevenson at UFC 110: "Nogueira vs. Velasquez" back in February.

The convincing win over "Daddy" was his sixth in a row.

UFC 116 is set to be headlined by returning heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar, as he tries to quell the uprising of undefeated division contender Shane Carwin. Yoshihiro Akiyama and Wanderlei Silva will also square off in a battle of sexy vs. psycho.

Stay tuned to MMAmania.com for future updates on this still-developing fight card.

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