It took over five years, but John Alessio is headed back to the Octagon.
That's because Matt Wiman blew out his knee in training camp and will be unable to compete at the UFC 145 pay-per-view (PPV) event on April 21, 2012 at the Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia, according to a tweet from "Handsome's" original opponent, Mark Bocek.
Enter "The Natural."
Alessio is currently enjoying a three-fight winning streak including a unanimous decision victory over Ryan Healy at the Score Fighting Series just last month, but is 0-3 under the UFC banner, with past losses to Pat Miletich, Diego Sanchez and Thiago Alves.
Here's a look at the revised UFC 145: "Jones vs. Evans" fight card and line-up.
205 lbs.: Jon Jones vs. Rashad Evans
Main card (Pay-per-view):
Preliminary card (FX):
Preliminary card (Facebook):
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