Thales Leites (14-1) and Goran Reljic (8-0) will lock horns at UFC 90: "Silva vs. Cote" at the Allstate Arena in Chicago, Ill., on October 25, pitting two up-and-coming talents up against one another to determine who will rise to the top faster within the 185-pound division.
Leites was supposed to take on Dean Lister at UFC Fight Night 15 in Omaha, Neb., on September 17; however, the "Boogeyman" sustained an injury during training and was scratched from the showdown.
Fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Leites has rattled of four straight wins inside that Octagon. And that includes a controversial split decision win of perennial contender, Nathan Marquardt, at UFC 85: "Bedlam" back in June.
His only career loss is to Martin Kampmann in his promotional debut back in 2006.
Reljic is a 23-year-old undefeated Croatian fighter who stopped Wilson Gouveia via technical knockout in his debut performance for the promotion at UFC 84: "Ill Will" back in May. He trains with the Roger Gracie Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy in London, England, where he is a purple belt.
In addition, he is the protege of former UFC heavyweight fighter, Mirko Cro Cop.
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