UFC 146: Edson Barboza vs Evan Dunham booked for May 26 in Las Vegas

An intriguing lightweight scrap is headed for "Sin City."

That's because UFC President Dana White today announced that Brazilian bomber Edson Barboza will meet Evan Dunham at the UFC 146: "Dos Santos vs. Overeem" event on May 26 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

You may remember Barboza from his unbelievable spinning wheel kick knockout of Terry Etim that went down this past Jan. 14 at UFC 142 in Brazil. The performance earned him "Knockout of the Night" honors in a landslide and bumped his record to 10-0 while giving him his third consecutive fight night bonus.

Can he make it four against Dunham?

Dunham was also a bonus award winner in his last bout, bringing home "Fight of the Night" honors for his spirited doctor stoppage victory over Nik Lentz at the UFC on Fox 2 event on Jan. 28 in Chicago.

That marked the second straight victory for "3-D" after a two-fight skid nearly saw him dumped from the promotion.

Two lightweights on winning streaks who love to bang it out, Maniacs. Sounds like the perfect fight for the Memorial Day weekend event, no?

UFC 146 is scheduled for May 26, 2012, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event headliner will see Junior dos Santos defend his heavyweight title for the very first time against Alistair Overeem. Jason Miller vs. C.B. Dollaway is also booked for the show.

As always, stay tuned to MMAmania.com for future updates to this still-developing fight card.

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