A pair of high-profile match-ups have been announced for UFC 132. The BJ Penn vs. Jon Fitch rematch that was called for by many fans immediately following their first meeting in February will be on the summer event’s billing. As if that wasn’t enough to tantalize fans, two lightweight prospects very much in need of a win will also square off as Evan Dunham faces George Sotiropoulos.

UFC.com broke the news today…

Reports of The Prodigy’s retirement have been greatly exaggerated: Dana White confirmed today that BJ Penn and Jon Fitch have verbally agreed to rematch at UFC 132.

The welterweights first met in the main event of UFC 127, a number-one contender bout that ended in a draw. “Both fighters look to keep it out of the hands of the judges this time,” said White.

The stacked lightweight division will also see two of its fastest-rising stars meet over Fourth of July weekend: White confirmed that Evan Dunham and George Sotiropoulos have verbally agreed to a bout at UFC 132.