By MATT MOLGAARD
MMANEWS.COM Staff Writer
MMAFIGHTING.COM has reported that a clash between surging Alan “The Talent” Belcher (16-6) and former title challenger Demian Maia (12-2) has been verbally agreed upon. The bout is expected to headline the upcoming Ultimate Fight Night 22 on September 15th.
Belcher is currently riding a two fight win streak and most recently stopped former title challenger Patrick “The Predator” Cote by rear-naked choke earlier this month at UFC 113: Machida Vs. Shogun 2. Maia is 1-2 in his last three outings, and will be looking to regain his foothold on the path to victory following his awkward decision loss to Champion Anderson “The Spider” Silva at UFC 112: Invincible.
Ultimate Fight Night 22 acts as a direct lead up to the series premiere of The Ultimate Fighter Season 12 which will be hosted by Champion Georges St. Pierre (20-2) and TUF alumn Josh Koscheck (15-4). The card is also rumored to feature a clash between lightweights Jim Miller (17-2) and Gleison Tibau (21-6).