"The Fireball Kid" is headed back home.
The promotion brought word of the pending match-up a short time ago.
In fact, the Japanese import is just 1-3 inside the Octagon, which means it's time to live up to the hype or he may not be making the trip back to the U.S. early next year.
Sotiropoulos has also struggled greatly as of late, as he failed to win a single fight in his 2011 campaign after failing to lose a fight between 2007-2010.
In fact, he was knocking on the door to a title shot before running into Dennis Siver's fists back at UFC 127 in February. A follow up knockout loss to Rafael dos Anjos in under one minute at UFC 132 has his Octagon career in doubt.
A win over Gomi would certainly stave off the hounds ... for now.
UFC 144 will be headlined by a 155-pound title fight featuring Ben Henderson, fresh off his unanimous decision win over Clay Guida, taking on reigning lightweight champion Frankie Edgar. In addition, Jake Shields returns to action against Yoshihiro Akiyama, while Anthony Pettis and Joe Lauzon collide in what promises to be an exciting lightweight attraction.
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