UFC 113: David Loiseau returns against John Salter with Nick Catone scratched

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Former number one middleweight contender David Loiseau will get yet another shot at redemption inside the Octagon when he takes on John Salter at UFC 113: "Machida vs. Shogun 2" from the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, on May 8, according to SportsNet.ca.

"The Crow" appears to be benefiting from the misfortune of Nick Catone -- Salter's original opponent -- who has been forced off the card for undisclosed reasons.

Since getting battered and beaten for five rounds by then-champion Rich Franklin at UFC 58: "USA vs. Canada" back in 2006, Loiseau has struggled against adequate competition to regain his top form. In fact, he's lost every UFC bout since (two) and four of his last nine bouts.

After stringing together three straight wins, Loiseau was invited back to the promotion to take on Ed Herman at UFC 97: "Redemption" last year; however, he was thoroughly defeated in a lopsided unanimous decision. The Canadian with Haitian roots most recently stopped Chester Post via first round technical knockout at MFL 2: "Battleground" earlier this year.

Rest assured, he'll need to turn in a convincing performance if he wants to stick around ... third time is the charm, perhaps?

Salter, meanwhile, dropped his Octagon debut to Gerald Harris at UFC Fight Night 20 via a hard-fought third round technical knockout. The up-and-comer was off to a perfect start (4-0) to his professional mixed martial arts career before the setback.

He, too, will be out to prove he belongs on fight night.

UFC 113 will be headlined by a rematch between Lyoto "The Dragon" Machida and Mauricio "Shogun" Rua. The card's co-main event is set to feature an exciting welterweight match up between perennial top contender, Josh Koscheck, and the explosive Paul Daley.

Kimbo Slice will also make his pay-per-view (PPV) debut against fellow TUF 10 cast member, Matt Mitrione.

For the latest UFC 113 fight card click here.

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