Alan Belcher vs. Yushin Okami Rematch Targeted for UFC 155

Andrew SaundersCorrespondent IISeptember 13, 2012

NEW YORK - MARCH 06:   UFC middleweight Alan Belcher poses at a press conference at Radio City Music Hall on March 06, 2012 in New York City.  UFC announced that their third event on the FOX network will take place on Saturday, May 5 from the IZOD Center in East Rutherford, N.J.. (Photo by Michael Nagle/Getty Images)
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Popular middleweight Alan Belcher may not get his bout with Vitor Belfort, but he will get the opportunity to avenge a loss from his early UFC career.

Ariel Helwani from has reported that UFC 155 is being targeted for a UFC 62 rematch between Belcher and Yushin Okami. Both men made their organizational debut at the event, and Okami won the 15-minute affair by unanimous decision.

Okami recently got out of a two-fight skid by earning a TKO victory over Buddy Roberts at UFC 150. Belcher, however, is riding the momentum of four consecutive wins. The sole loss in his past seven fights came via controversial decision at UFC 100.

UFC 155 now boasts an excellent card, which features two more rematches. The pay-per-view is headlined by a championship rematch between Cain Velasquez and Junior dos Santos, while the co-main event features a light-heavyweight matchup between Chael Sonnen and Forrest Griffin, who met prior to their UFC tenures.

In lightweight action, Gray Maynard meets Joe Lauzon while top middleweights Chris Weidman and Tim Boetsch meet in a potential title eliminator.

As if that were not enough, this card marks the return of Chris Leben, as he fights for the first time in 13 months after a failed drug test at UFC 138. The Crippler meets Karlos Vemola.

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