The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 9 Champion James Wilks (6-3) will make his Canadian debut opposite fellow welterweight Peter Sobotta (8-2) at the upcoming UFC 115 event scheduled for the General Motors Place in Vancouver, B.C., Canada, on June 12.
MMAmania.com (www.mmamania.com) learned of the pending match up earlier today.
Unfortunately "Lightning" didn't strike twice for Wilks in his second appearance inside the UFC cage. After steamrolling DaMarques Johnson at the June 2009 TUF Finale, he was upset by "The Immortal" Matt Brown in front of his fellow countrymen at UFC 105 last November.
He'll try to bounce back against the German import this June.
Like Wilks, Sobotta was in cruise control over his past few fights until running into Paul Taylor at UFC 99: "The Comeback" in June 2009. The Team Supreme standout was "Relentless" in his attack, taking the contest on all three judge's cards and handing Sobotta his first loss since Oct. 2006.
Knowing what happens to up-and-coming fighters who fall to 0-2 under the Zuffa banner, you can expect these two to go for broke.
UFC 115 is expected to feature the third (and hopefully final) dance between TUF 11 Coaches and former light heavyweight champions Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz, as well as a 170-pound scrap between Carlos Condit and Rory MacDonald.
Stay tuned to MMAmania.com for future updates on this still-developing fight card.