LAS VEGAS - MAY 28: UFC fighter Luiz Cane weighs in for his fight against UFC fighter Cyrille Diabate at UFC 114: Rampage versus Rashad at the Mandalay Bay Hotel on May 28, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images)
Look who's back.
Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight striker Luiz Cane is shedding some skin to make his long-awaited middleweight debut against the streaking Chris Camozzi at the UFC 153 pay-per-view (PPV) event scheduled for Oct. 13, 2012 at the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The UFC brought word of the pending match-up earlier today.
Cane (12-4) is undoubtedly in a must-win situation. Aside from performing in front of a hometown crowd (again), he's dropped three of his last four fights. To make matters worse, he's been finished by way of technical knockout (TKO) in all three of those defeats.
Do or die.
Camozzi (17-5) is riding back-to-back wins over Dustin Jacoby (UFC on FOX 2) and Nick Catone (UFC on FX 4). The former Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 11 hopeful also holds recent wins over Dongi Yang and Joey Villasenor, but can he hang with the hands of "Banha?"
We shall see.
UFC 153 will feature a 145-pound showdown between UFC Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo vs Erik Koch in the main event of the evening, while former 205-pound division champion Quinton Jackson will likely compete for the last time in the Octagon against fast-rising Brazilian banger Glover Teixeira.
And who could possibly not be looking forward to the middleweight showdown between top division contenders, Vitor Belfort vs. Alan Belcher, in the co-featured fight of the night.