May 15, 2012; Fairfax, VA, USA; Igor Pokrajac throws his hands up following a strong finish against Fabio Maldonado during the Korean zombie vs Poirier event at Patriot Center. Mandatory Credit: Rafael Suanes-US PRESSWIRE
That didn't take very long.
Just days after we brought you the news that former Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 8 finalist Vinny Magalhaes made his way back to Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), we can now inform you he's already locked up a light heavyweight opponent for his impending return.
That's according to a tweet from the incomparable "Showdown" Joe Ferraro, who first reported the addition to the upcoming UFC 152 fight card, currently scheduled for the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on September 22, 2012.
Knockout or submission?
Pokrajac (25-8) is riding a three-fight winning streak inside the Octagon, compiling decisive wins over Todd Brown, Krzysztof Soszynski and Fabio Maldonado. The Croatian has ended over half of his wins by way of knockout or technical knockout and will undoubtedly try to keep this fight in the upright position.
That's because Magalhaes (9-5), who's riding a five-fight winning streak of his own (with five straight finishes), won the 99 kilogram division of the 2011 Abu Dhabi Combat Club (ADCC) submission grappling world championships by defeating Fabricio Werdum.
Anyone think "Pezao" can make "The Duke" call it quits?
UFC 152 will feature a bevy of high-profile match-ups with serious title implications in both the welterweight and middleweight divisions. That's where Rory MacDonald will try to go to the head of the class against B.J. Penn while Michael Bisping attempts to eliminate fellow 185-pound striker Brian Stann.
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