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UFC 77: Jason Black vs. Matt Grice

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Abraham Lincoln with rabies, er, Jason Black (21-3-1) will return to the Octagon against fellow lightweight Matt Grice (8-1) at UFC 77 on October 20 in Cincinnati, Ohio.

This latest news comes via a MySpace message from Grice and confirmation from

Black ran into a buzz saw in his Octagon debut against Thiago Tavares at UFC Fight Night (UFN) 10, succumbing to a triangle choke midway through round two. He is an experienced fighter with most of his appearances in smaller promotions, as well as a handful of bouts in PRIDE FC, prior to joining the UFC.

During the weigh-ins for UFN 10, Black was so emaciated (and was sporting some old school chops) that UFC matchmaker Joe Silva quipped that he looked like Lincoln with rabies.

Grice -- a four-time Oklahoma State high school wrestling champion -- also dropped his first fight inside the Octagon to Terry Etim via guillotine choke at UFC 70 back in April. "The Wolverine" was doing well early in the fight but slipped up and simply got caught.

To check out the latest rumored UFC 77 fight card click here.

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