And the Jits just keep on coming.
Rafael dos Anjos is no longer jawing for redemption after mutilating his mandible against the carpentry of Clay Guida. That's because UFC matchmaker Joe Silva has inserted him into a 155-pound match-up against fellow lightweight grappler George Sotiropoulos for UFC 132: "Cruz vs. Faber 2" on July 2 in Las Vegas.
The Brazilian replaces Evan Dunham, who was forced to withdraw from his bout against "Sots" due to injury.
After digging himself into an 0-2 hole to begin his UFC career, Dos Anjos quietly strung together three straight wins inside the Octagon, turning a few heads with his impressive armbar finish against Terry Etim at UFC 112 in April 2010.
The win over his British foe vaulted him into a showdown with Guida later that year, but the former fisherman went Captain Caveman on the Brazilian's jaw, putting him on the injured reserves and back on the rebound.
Now he's all patched up and ready to get back into the thick of things in "Sin City."
Standing in his way is Sotiropoulos.
It was a bitter pill to swallow for the former "Ultimate Fighter," as his string of consecutive victories (and a pair of "Fight of the Night" performances) had him neck-and-neck with Jim Miller at the forefront of lightweight contention.
Back to the drawing board.
UFC 132 features a main event between bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz and his 135-pound arch enemy, Urijah Faber. Middleweight rivals Wanderlei Silva and Chris Leben are also expected to throw hands over the fourth of July weekend.
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