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Roan Carneiro vs. Ryo Chonan UFC 88 fight in the works

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Welterweights Roan Carneiro (12-7) and Ryo Chonan (14-8) are penciled in to scrap at UFC 88: "Breakthrough" at the Philips Arena in Atlanta, Ga., on September 6, according to

The two were supposed to hook 'em up earlier this year at UFC 85: "Bedlam;" however, Chonan sustained an undisclosed injury and was forced to withdraw from the bout.

Kevin Burns -- a banker from Iowa -- agreed to replace Chonan on short notice. And in his Octagon debut he submitted Carneiro -- a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt -- with a triangle choke in round two of their bout. It was a major upset and a huge set back for "Jucao."

He'll look to add Chonan to his UFC win list, which includes Tony DeSouza and Rich Clementi.

Chonan 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 Chonan and Carneiro 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 88 currently features the main event between Chuck Liddell and Rashad Evans, as well as several fights the include big names. To check out the most recent UFC 88 rumors and match ups click here.

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