On Monday, we reported that Vinny Magalhaes is finally making his return to the UFC. Magalhaes earned a place in The Ultimate Fighter 8 finals against Ryan Bader who won by 1st Round TKO. Vinny was released from the UFC after his next fight where he dropped a decision to Eliot Marshall at UFC 97. Since then, he has gone 7-1 in his last eight fights with a 5-fight win streak and the M-1 Light Heavyweight title. Now, along with a newly signed UFC contract, Vinny also has his first opponent.
Sportsnet’s Joe Ferraro announced today via Twitter:
Just got word: Light Heavyweight Bout added to UFC 152 in Toronto: Vinny Magalhaes VS Igor Pokrajac
— Joe Ferraro (@ShowdownJoe) July 18, 2012
Igor Pokrajac is riding high on a 3-fight win streak since his loss to Stephan Bonnar at The Ultimate Fighter 12 Finale. His latest win came against Fabio Maldonado at UFC On Fuel 3 in a narrow decision that he definitely didn’t escape unscathed. He will meet Vinny at UFC 152 in Air Canada Center in Toronto, Canada.
Vinny “Pezao” Magalhaes (9-5, 1 NC)
W Mikhail Zayats (TKO) – M-1 Challenge 27
W Victor Nemkov (submission – mounted gogoplata) – M-1 Challenge 25
W Jake Doerr (TKO) – M-1 Challenge 24
Igor “The Duke” Pokrajac (25-8)
W Fabio Maldonado (Decision) – UFC On Fuel 3
W Krzysztof Soszynski (TKO) – UFC 140
W Todd Brown (TKO) – UFC On Versus 4
SBN coverage of UFC 152: Benavidez vs. Johnson
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