A light heavyweight war has been added to the UFC 139 fight card taking place on Nov. 19 in San Jose, California, as Stephan Bonnar has been booked to return to action against streaking brawler Kyle Kingsbury.
The promotion announced the bout earlier today on its website, saying:
"Verbal agreements are in for a fight that promises non-stop action as Kyle Kingsbury will take on the ‘American Psycho' Stephan Bonnar at UFC 139," said UFC president Dana White today.
Bonnar (13-7) was able to dig himself out of an 0-3 hole to win back-to-back fights to finish his 2010 fight campaign. After avenging a controversial technical knockout loss toat UFC 116 last July, "The American Psycho" was committed to The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 12 Finale back in December, outpointing en route to a unanimous decision win.
The man that won't have to wait, at least until Nov. 19, is Kingsbury (11-2-1), who has quietly put together a nice little four-fight win streak, including two "Fight of the Night" winning performances.
Matching him up with an old war horse like Bonnar likely means he's headed for a third.
But can he push his win streak to five against a veteran of that caliber? Or are matchmakers giving him a bite of a slice of light heavyweight he's not quite ready to chew?
UFC 139 is expected to be headlined by a titanic heavyweight tilt featuring Cain Velasquez in the first defense of his 265-pound title against division number one contender Junior dos Santos.
Also set for the "Silicon Valley" fight card is a bantamweight number one contender bout with former champion Brian Bowles taking on recent title challenger and former featherweight kingpin Urijah Faber.
Stay tuned to MMAmania.com for more on this still-developing fight card.