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UFC Rio: Maiquel Falcao vs Tom Lawler fight possible for August 27 in Brazil

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Sound off the horns, cause it's on.

Brazilian wrecking machine Maiquel Falcao will get to showcase his brand of violence in his native land, as he's been booked to square off against Tom Lawlor at UFC 134: "Rio" on Aug. 27, 2011 in Rio de Janiero, Brazil. brought word of the pending match-up last night.

Falcao, alternately impressive, confusing and extremely violent (see his 21 knockouts among his 26 victories), was last seen completely outclassing Gerald Harris in his Octagon debut all the way back at UFC 123 in Nov. 2010.

"Big Rig" was arrested shortly thereafter for assault charges stemming from a 2002 incident outside a nightclub. Those issues, however, have since been resolved and he's free to compete once again. 

First up: a "Filthy Mauler."

Tom Lawlor has been riding the pine even longer than Falcao, having been out of action sine a unanimous decision win over Patrick Cote that sent "The Predator" packing back to Canada.

It was a must-win scenario for the "Filthy" one, who had dropped his previous two bouts, to Aaron Simpson and Joe Doerksen, respectively.

Lawlor is well known for his popular impersonations during weigh-ins and entrances to the cage. Anyone care to guess who he'll parody for this one?

UFC 134: "Rio" is set for August 27, 2011, and will feature Middleweight Champion Anderson "The Spider" Silva defending his title in a long-awaited rematch against the last man to defeat him in mixed martial arts, Yushin "Thunder" Okami.

Mauricio "Shogun" Rua will also fight for the first time since losing the light heavyweight title when he takes on former champion Forrest Griffin in a rematch of their UFC 76 bout.

Stay tuned to for future updates on this still developing fight card.

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