Two fan-favorite sluggers with slick ground games will meet at UFC 132 on July 2, when Wanderlei Silva and Chris Leben square off inside the Octagon. Both men campaigned for the match over the past several months and their wishes have now been granted.
Wanderlei enters this fight on the heels of a dominating performance against Michael Bisping in early 2010. With a year and a half layoff including knee surgery, a win against Leben could further rocket him right into contention.
When we last saw Leben, he was suffering from severe flu-like symptoms leading into his TKO loss to Brian Stann. The defeat snapped a very impressive win streak over Jay Silva, Aaron Simpson and Yoshihiro Akiyama.