The latest bout added to UFC 90 on Oct. 25 is a middleweight bout between Brazilian Thales Leites and Croatian Goran Reljic, according to a report on MMAjunkie.com.
Leites had been rumored as scheduled to fight Dean Lister during UFC Fight Night 15 in September, but the match was scuttled after Lister reportedly pulled out of the fight.
Leites could become an eventual number one contender for the UFC middleweight title currently held by Anderson Silva, as he has won four consecutive fights in the UFC.
He has just one blemish on his 13-1 overall MMA record, having lost his UFC debut to Martin Kampmann during the live season finale for the fourth season of “The Ultimate Fighter.”
Since the loss, he has bounced back with wins over Pete Sell, Floyd Sword, Ryan Jensen, and his most recent win, a controversial split decision against Nathan Marquardt at UFC 85 this past June.
Reljic made his UFC debut at UFC 84 this past May as a light heavyweight. He upset Wilson Gouveia with a TKO at 3:15 of round 2 and improved his record to 8-0 in the process. Dropping down to 185 pounds, Reljic is someone who could possibly shake up the division.
UFC 90 will take place just outside of Chicago in Rosemont, Ill. and will emanate from the Allstate Arena. The card will be headlined by a UFC middleweight title defense by Silva, who is set to face challenger Patrick Cote. A welterweight bout between Diego Sanchez and Thiago Alves is expected to take place on the card as well.