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UFC 183: Tim Boetsch vs. Thales Leites booked for Jan. 31 in Las Vegas

Anne-Marie Sorvin-US PRESSWIRE

Fun fact: Thales Leites has now won seven consecutive mixed martial arts (MMA) fights, four straight in Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), with back-to-back knockout finishes.

But can he go punch-for-punch with Tim Boetsch?

We're going to find out when these two middleweight veterans collide at the upcoming UFC 183: "Silva vs. Diaz" pay-per-view (PPV) event in Las Vegas, Nevada, scheduled for Jan. 31, 2014 at a venue to be named.

Leites (24-4) has gone to great lengths to erase the memory of his five-round disaster against Anderson Silva in 2009. To that end, he's looked flawless since returning to the ZUFFA fold in Aug. 2013 and at just 33 years old, could be back in the mix with a big win in "Sin City."

Easier said than done.

Despite his inconsistency in recent years, Boetsch (18-7) still packs a wallop, and put the screws to Brad Tavares last August on FOX Sports 1. With both men hovering around the top 10 of their division, this upcoming contest could be pivotal in determining their futures as 185-pound title contenders.

Who ya' got?

UFC 183 will be headlined by the 185-pound "super fight" between Anderson Silva and Nick Diaz. Elsewhere on the card, Thiago Alves gets crackin' against Jordan Mein in welterweight action, while Andy Enz and Thiago Santos hook 'em up at middleweight.

Stay tuned to for more UFC 183 fight card announcements in the coming weeks.

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