An exciting middleweight bout is set to take place at UFC 155 between TUF veteran Chris Leben and British native Karlos Vemola. This fight has the makings to be a war as both fighters possess fight-ending power on the feet.
Leben is making his UFC return since losing a tough fight to Mark Munoz back in November last year. He will look to rebound off this closely contested fight when he takes on Karlos Kemola, which will be almost an eight month layoff.
Normally, fighters never fair well when taking such a long leave of absence from MMA, but Leben certainly has the skills to beat any man on any given night. He has power in both hands, and he has made marketed improvements in his jiu jitsu game, which can be seen with his submission wins over Yoshihiro Akiyama.
Karlos Vemola is coming into this fight off a devastating submission loss to Francis Carmont. He is 2-3 in his last 5 UFC fights, and he will need to set the tone early if the wants to score the upset. He has heavy hands and always looks to keep the fight standing. He will need to press the fight against Leben and look for the early knockout in order to claim victory.
This fight is set to take place on the preliminary card, which takes place December 29, 2012. Fans should expect a stand up brawl that has knockout of the night written all over it.