Keeping with the Canadian flavor of UFC 83, Kalib Starnes (8-2-1) -- a product of Surrey, British Columbia -- will take on Nate Quarry (9-2) at the Bell Centre in Montreal on April 19, according to a report picked up by MMAonTap.com.
Starnes is a former middleweight contestant on season three of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF). Since his appearance on the show he has had mixed results inside the Octagon, winning two of four fights.
His last time out he lost via technical knockout against Alan Belcher at UFC 77: "Hostile Territory" in round two. However, the real reason for the stoppage was because Starnes appeared to get whacked in the forehead with a hatchet.
Quarry returned from a massive back injury that required career-threatening spinal fusion surgery to knockout Pete Sell in the third round at UFC Fight Night 11 in September 2007.
It was the first time "The Rock" competed since losing via highlight-reel knockout to then-champion Rich Franklin at UFC 56: "Full Force" in November 2005.
This is a quality match up between two former TUF cast members (Quarry was on season one) -- both fighters have a lot at stake.
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