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UFC 136: Aaron Simpson vs Nick Catone added to Oct. 8 event in Houston, Texas

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The Simpson(s).

A middleweight clash of surging wrestlers has been jettisoned to "Space City," as Aaron Simpson and Nick Catone have been scheduled to hook up at the UFC 136: "Edgar vs. Maynard 3" event on Oct. 8 in Houston, Texas.

The promotion brought word of the pending match-up earlier tonight on its Twitter.

Simpson has been busy as a bee so far in 2011, amassing an impressive pair of wins over Mario Miranda and Brad Tavares on March 26 and July 2, respectively.

This after two straight losses to the divisions elite in Chris Leben and Mark Munoz.

So which pair of names does Nick Catone belong with?

Catone has also won his last two bouts, besting Jesse Forbes and Constantinos Philippou, the latter of which was contested at a 195-pound catchweight.

However, just like Simpson, Catone lost his two fights before that, one of which came to the previously mentioned Munoz.

In fact, both Simpson and Catone started their careers 7-0, lost two straight and rebounded with consecutive wins.


UFC 136 quickly went from barren and potentially boring to a stacked, must-see pay-per-view. The card will be headlined by the third and final fight between Frankie Edgar and Gray Maynard with Jose Aldo vs. Kenny Florian occupying the co-main event slot.

If that's not enough for you, a veritable number one middleweight contender bout pitting a returning Chael Sonnen against "All American" Brian Stann is also going down in "Space City."

And to top it all off, the list of incredible match-ups recently booked for the card include Demian Maia vs. Jorge Santiago, Melvin Guillard vs. Joe Lauzon and Anthony Pettis vs. Jeremy Stephens.

For all the latest news and notes -- and there are plenty -- for UFC 136 be sure to check out our event archive right here.

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