The UFC's return to the U.K. in November for UFC 138 looks nearly complete with the addition of a light heavyweight bout between Cyrille Diabate and Anthony Perosh today. Diabate reported the match-up on his Twitter account:
training for my upcoming UFC fight @ UFC 138. Anthony Perosh vs Cyrille Diabate. Grappler vs Striker. Classic !!!
Although neither of these guys are spring chickens, with Perosh being 39 years old, and Diabate, 38, they're both coming off of wins and are out to prove they can still compete. Diabate should have the home-field advantage as he's a French native who's fought in England several times earlier in his career, while the Aussie, Perosh's latest victory was against a Brit.
Cyrille "The Snake" Diabate (17-7-1)
Win Steve Cantwell (unam. decision) - UFC on Versus 3
Loss Alexander Gustafsson (submission - rear naked choke) - UFC 120
Win Luiz Cane (TKO - punches) - UFC 114
Anthony "The Hippo" Perosh (11-6)
Win Tom Blackledge (submission - rear naked choke) - UFC 120
Loss Mirko Filipovic (TKO - doctor stoppage) - UFC 110
Win Kym Robinson (TKO - punches) - RIZE 3