A middleweight matchup between Chris Leben and Aaron Simpson, originally scheduled for the preliminary card of UFC 114 on May 29, will instead take place at The Ultimate Fighter 11 Finale on June 19 in Las Vegas.
According to MMA Weekly, Leben-Simpson will be featured on the event’s Spike-televised main card, which is also set to include The Ultimate Fighter 11 middleweight tournament finale as well as Matt Hamill vs. Keith Jardine and Stephan Bonnar vs. Krzysztof Soszynski.
Simpson (7-0), a two-time All-American wrestler at Arizon State, has improved to 7-0 with three-straight UFC victories over Tim McKenzie, Ed Herman, and, most-recently in January, Tom Lawlor.
Leben (19-6), a controversial cast member of the first season of TUF, returned from a nine-month steroid suspension in August with a loss to Jake Rosholt before snapping his two-fight losing streak with a unanimous decision over Jay Silva in January.
Pictured: Chris Leben