You just knew it would get more and more local.
The UFC, after initially announcing they would not travel overseas for an event in the U.K. this year, will, in fact, hold a show across the pond, dubbed UFC 138: "Leben vs. Munoz" on Nov. 5, 2011, in Birmingham, England.
"The Hitman" himself announced the fight booking on his Twitter account.
The Hathaway hype train was in full swing when he rocked and socked Diego Sanchez all the way back in May 2010 at UFC 114, which was seen by over 1 million pay-per-view customers.
He failed to build on that performance, though, dropping a decision to veteran Mike Pyle months later in London. A rebound win over Kris McCray had led him here and headed back home to continue his rise up the 170-pound ladder.
Pascal Krauss isn't exactly a household name but it's not because of his lack of ability. Quite the contrary, actually.
Can he do it again? Stay tuned.
UFC 138, recently announced for the promotion's sole trip to the United Kingdom this year, will be headlined by the very first five-round non-title fight with a middleweight match-up pitting division hopefuls Chris Leben and Mark Munoz in what should be a violent war of attrition.
For the current UFC 138 fight card and line-up click here.