Some great news for a week that started on a low note, Chris Leben will be making his UFC return later this year. "The Crippler" will meet Karlos Vemola at UFC 155 in Las Vegas. UFC 155 is Zuffa's end of year show and one that always brings the best.
It was confirmed that it was, in fact, the returning Leben.
Leben was last seen at UFC 138 against Mark Munoz in Birmingham, England of last year. Munoz took it to Leben early and often and opened up a massive cut over Leben's eye. Leben's corner was forced to throw in the towel and Munoz won by TKO.
Following the defeat Leben tested positive for both oxycodone and oxymorphone. The UFC was in charge of testing and suspended Leben for a year. It was the second time that Leben had tested positive.
Leben has been one of the most exciting fighters on the UFC's roster since making his debut following the first season of The Ultimate Fighter. The matchup with Vemola promises to end in knockout as both fighters pack heat in their hands.
It's the perfect kind of fight for the end of year event.