News of the matchup was announced by Sportsnet.ca reporter Joe Ferraro (@ShowdownJoe) on Tuesday evening.
- Just got word: Light Heavyweight Bout added to UFC 152 in Toronto: Vinny Magalhaes VS Igor Pokrajac
UFC 152 is expected occur on September 22, 2012 in at Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Canada.
Magalhães hasn’t been in action since last October when he defended the M-1 Global light heavyweight title, stopping opponent Mikhail Zayats via third round TKO in Arizona. The victory was Magalhães fifth straight and fourth match with M-1. He and the Russian based promotion had a falling out, with Magalhães putting his belt up for sale on Ebay. The Brazilian made his last Octagon appearance back in April 2009 after losing a decision to Eliot Marshall at UFC 97. It was his second straight UFC defeat after losing in the TUF 8 Final to Ryan Bader.
‘The Duke’ is on a bit of a win streak himself, having won three straight including two first round (T)KO finishes. Pokrajac was last inside the Octagon in May at UFC on FUEL TV 3 where he won a unanimous decision Fabio Maldonado. Pokrajac’s two other wins were over Krzysztof Soszynski by knockout at UFC 140 and versus Todd Brown via TKO at UFC on Versus 3.