We all have demons, and after sitting on the shelf for a year behind testing positive for oxycodone and oxymorphone post-UFC 138, Chris Leben is now set to put his behind him and make his return to the octagon. Welcoming “The Crippler” back into the cage is Czech wrestler Karlos Vemola.
Leben (22-8) is on coming off a trouncing at the hands of Mark Munoz at the aforementioned UFC 138. Prior to the loss, “The Crippler” was on a 4-1 run that included victories over Wanderlei Silva, Yoshihiro Akiyama, and Aaron Simpson.
Vemola (9-3) began his UFC tenure as a heavyweight, but now finds himself at 185 lb. with a 1-1 record in the division. “The Terminator” is coming off of a submission loss to Francis Carmont in July. Prior to that bout, he submitted Mike Massenzio with a rear-naked choke.