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Report: Marquardt vs. Leites at UFC 85

A match featuring middleweights Nathan Marquardt and Thales Leites has been scheduled for UFC 85 on June 7 in London, according to a report by the website

The bout has yet to be announced officially by the UFC but the site is quoting Leites as a source for the story. The two had been scheduled to fight each other at UFC 81 but Leites had to withdraw from the fight due to a hand injury. Jeremy Horn replaced Leites on short notice and lost to Marquardt when he submitted to a guillotine choke.

Leites, 12-1, has not competed since submitting Ryan Jensen via armbar at just 3:47 into round one. The Brazilian native is considered by many pundits to be one of the top middleweight prospects in the world.

UFC 85 is scheduled to be headline by a light heavyweight match pitting former UFC light heavyweight champion Chuck Liddell against “Ultimate Fighter” season two heavyweight winner Rashad Evans.