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UFC 81: David Heath vs. Tomasz Drwal

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David Heath (7-2) and Tomasz Drwal (14-2) will meet in a light heavyweight clash at UFC 81: "Breaking Point" on February 2, 2008, according to

Heath was originally penciled in to fight undefeated IFL sensation, Andre Gusmao. However, according to this report, the IFL opted to lock him into a deal that ensures the talented Brazilian will not compete inside the Octagon ... at least not in 2008.

Oh well.

Heath will look to pull his record inside the Octagon above .500 against the Polish "Gorilla." He was choked unconscious during his last fight against Renato "Babalu" Sobral at UFC 74: "Respect" in August.

The controversial result led to the ouster of the Brazilian veteran and to Heath's second straight loss — he dropped a unanimous decision to Lyoto Machida at UFC 70: "Nations Collide" earlier in 2007.

Drwal was stopped in his Octagon debut against top-ranked 205-pound standout, Thiago Silva, at UFC 75: "Champion vs. Champion" back in September via second-round technical knockout (strikes).

It was a spirited effort that should put Heath on notice. In addition, Drwal was on a tear before the Silva loss, racking up 13 straight wins in Europe against decent competition.

For the latest rumored UFC 81 fight card, which takes place at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, on SuperBowl weekend, click here.

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