Marshall vs. Magalhaes UFC 97, Photo by Josh Hedges, Zuffa LLC via Getty Images
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.