It's time to separate the men from the snakes.
Towering French striker Cyrille Diabate will try to be the first man to defeat hulking light heavyweight Jimi Manuwa when they hook 'em up at the upcoming UFC on FUEL TV 7 event, scheduled for Feb. 16, 2013 at the Wembley Arena in London, England.
MMA Weekly brought word of the pending match-up earlier today.
Diabate (19-8) rebounded from a submission loss to Anthony Perosh across the pond in late 2011 to string together back-to-back wins over Tom DeBlass at UFC on FUEL TV 2 and Chad Griggs at UFC 154, leaving him at 2-0 for his 2012 fight campaign.
Can he nail "The Poster Boy" to the wall?
Manuwa (12-0) made his long-awaited Octagon debut at the UFC on FUEL TV 5 event earlier this year in Nottingham, where he beat the brakes off Kyle Kingsbury to secure a doctor's stoppage at the end of the second stanza. The Englishman has yet to go to a decision in his career.
Will that trend continue against "The Snake?"
UFC on FUEL TV 7 will be headlined by an Interim bantamweight title fight that pits Renan Barao (champion) vs. Michael McDonald in addition to a featherweight fight between Andy Ogle vs. Josh Grispi, while Che Mills goes to war against Matt Riddle in welterweight action.