Third time's the charm.
After injuries to both competitors forced a cancellation of a planned UFC 118 bout, Jorge Rivera and Alessio Sakara were then booked to throw hands at the "Marquardt vs. Okami" event in Germany back in Nov. 2010.
That, however, fell through at the last minute when "Legionarius" had a close encounter with some bad tuna, which had him upchucking all over Oberhausen.
That's close to three months away. Here's to hoping it actually goes down this time.
Rivera makes his return to the Octagon after a second round technical knockout loss to Michael Bisping at UFC 127. "El Conquistador's" mouth wrote a few checks that his fists couldn't cash, leading to his first loss since 2008.
His pre-fight viral video campaign helped raise his profile, though, so expect a few more eyeballs for this clash.
The Italian boxer was repeatedly taken down and ground out in Kentucky but he'll have no such problems in his fight against Rivera.
UFC 133 will take place on August 6, 2011, from the Wells Fargo Arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In the main event of the evening, Rashad Evans will once again attempt to earn himself a title shot by quelling the uprising of the young phenom Phil Davis.
Stay tuned to MMAmania.com for further updates.