Diego Nunes vs. Manny Gamburyan, take two.
Their upcoming featherweight battle, originally scheduled for UFC 135 back in September, has been rebooked for UFC 141 on Dec. 30 in Las Vegas, Nevada, now that both fighters are all patched up and off the injured reserves.
The promotion passed along word of the pending match-up earlier today.
Nunes, of course, came up just short in his bid to earn a title shot against division champion Jose Aldo when he welcomed Kenny Florian to the 145-pound division at UFC 131 back on June 11.
"The Gun" was unloaded from the featherweight title holster thanks to a judge's decision that didn't go his way and he is likely to have something to prove before beginning his 2012 fight campaign anew.
Gamburyan also has something to prove: Namely that he should remain gainfully employed by the world's largest fight promotion. That's because he's dropped his last two fights and it's no secret what usually happens when a fighter gets that third strike.
The level of competition he's been facing is nothing to scoff at and no one is face-palming for his losses to Jose Aldo and Tyson Griffin, but this is a results driven business.
Time to shape up or ship out.
UFC 141 will take place on a Friday, on Dec. 30, 2011, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event will be headlined by a mega-fight pitting former heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar taking on former Strikeforce heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem.
Jon Fitch is also scheduled to return from shoulder surgery against budding welterweight contender Johny Hendricks.
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