There's an interesting light heavyweight match-up brewing for the upcoming UFC on Versus 5 telecast as Stephan Bonnar has reportedly been paired up with Karlos Vemola for a 205-pound slugfest at the Bradley Center on Aug. 14 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
MMAmania.com confirmed the bout was in the works following a tweet by MMA Live's Jon Anik earlier today.
Bonnar (13-7) was able to dig himself out of an 0-3 hole to win back-to-back fights to finish his 2010 fight campaign. After avenging a controversial technical knockout loss to Krzysztof Soszynski at UFC 116 last July, "The American Psycho" was committed to The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 12 Finale back in December, outpointing Igor Pokrajac en route to a unanimous decision win.
Can the thirty-something TUF veteran quell the uprising of one of the division's hottest prospects?
After going 7-0 with seven finishes on the European circuit, Vemola (8-1) got off to a rough start in his Octagon debut, falling to TUF contestant Jon Madsen via unanimous decision on the undercard of last summer's "Lesnar vs. Carwin" pay-per-view in Las Vegas.
"The Terminator" made up for it with a first round massacre of Seth Petruzelli at UFC 122: "Marquardt vs. Okami" back in November to give UFC fans a glimpse of what all the fuss was about prior to his Zuffa debut.
But can he hang with a grizzled veteran like Bonnar?
Time will tell.
Stay tuned to MMAmania.com for future updates to this still-developing fight card.