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UFC 132: Ryan Bader vs Tito Ortiz official for July 2 in Las Vegas

If you call them out, they will come.

Just like Brendan Schaub asked for Mirko Filipovic at UFC 128, another Ultimate Fighter (TUF) product has successfully locked up a bout with a star from yesteryear now that Ryan Bader's dream fight against Tito Ortiz has come to fruition.

"Darth" made his case for a war against "The Huntington Beach Bad Boy" and the big bosses were listening.

The two light heavyweight wrestlers are now officially slated to square off at UFC 132 on July 2 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Bader (12-1) saw his undefeated record (and quest to become division number one contender) go up in smoke against fellow light heavyweight sensation Jon Jones at UFC 126 back on Feb. 5.

The TUF 8 champion is probably eager to get back on his horse and gallop into his 205-pound rodeo with Ortiz, which on the surface may appear to be the path of least resistance in the promotion's compettive light heavyweight division.

Ortiz (15-8-1), who hasn't won a fight in nearly five years, recently ditched Antonio Rogerio Nogueira at UFC Fight Night 26 in Seattle thanks to a "minor concussion" that compelled him to withdraw from the March 26 event.

His last appearance was a lopsided unanimous decision loss to former TUF student Matt Hamill at UFC 121: "Lesnar vs. Velasquez" back in October 2010.

Will this next appearance be his last inside the Octagon?

UFC 132 features a main event between Bantamweight Champion Dominick Cruz and his 135-pound arch enemy, Urijah Faber. Wanderlei Silva and Chris Leben are also expected to throw hands in "Sin City." 

Also on the card are match-ups pitting Melvin Guillard against Shane Roller, George Sotiropoulos vs. Evan Dunham and Dennis Siver vs. Matt Wiman.

Keep it locked right here to for the latest UFC 132 fight card updates and more.

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