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Roan Carneiro vs. Ryo Chonan UFC 85 fight in the works

roan carneiroWelterweights Roan Carneiro (12-6) and Ryo Chonan (14-8) are penciled in to scrap at UFC 85 at the O2 Arena in London, England, on June 7, according to

Carneiro recently dispatched of Tony DeSouza via technical knockout at UFC 79: "Nemesis" in December 2007, elevating his record inside the Octagon to above .500. "Jucao"— who recently signed on to train at American Top Team — has a submission loss to Jon Fitch and a unanimous decision win over Rich Clementi.

He was supposed to take on Diego Sanchez at UFC 82: "Pride of a Champion;" however, he had to withdraw from the fight because of an illness.

ryo chonanChonan dropped his Octagon debut to Karo Parisyan via unanimous decision at UFC 78: "Validation" back in November 2007. He has a ton of experience competing overseas and has gone up against some of the very best in the sport.

Both fighters are veterans of the Japan-based DEEP promotion and even went at it once before in a middleweight affair — Chonan came out victorious in the first round because of a technical knockout (cut).

UFC 85 features the main event between light heavyweights Chuck Liddell and Rashad Evans, as well as a heavyweight showdown between Brandon Vera and Fabricio Werdum.

To check out the remainder of the rumored UFC 85 fight card click here.

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