Brazilian jiu-jitsu players and Octagon veterans, Dean Lister (10-5) and Jeremy Horn (79-17-5), will meet up in a middleweight tilt at The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 7 Finale at The Pearl Concert Theater at Palms Casino Resort Las Vegas, Nevada, on June 21, according to UFC.com.
Lister has won three of his last four bouts, including a recent unanimous decision win over Jordan Radev at UFC 79: "Nemesis" back in December 2007. The "Boogeyman" only competed one other time last year, losing to Nate Marquardt at UFC Fight Night 8 in January.
He spent most of 2007 recovering from a surgery to repair a badly torn biceps muscle.
Horn didn't have much luck with Marquardt either, getting beat up and nearly decapitated in a standing guillotine choke to end the fight in the second round at UFC 81: "Breaking Point" in February 2007. It was his first time back in the Octagon since tapping top WEC middleweight contender, Chael Sonnen, with an armabr at UFC 60: "Hughes vs. Gracie" in 2006.
"Gumby" actually took the fight with Marquardt on short notice because of an injury to Thales Leites. He's lost three of his last four fights, which means that this will be an important fight for one of the sport's most recognized pioneers.
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