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Leben back to face Vemola at UFC 155

ESPN staff
September 13, 2012
Chris Leben loves to throw a left hand © UFC

The UFC confirmed on Wednesday the return of Chris Leben, who will meet Karlos Vemola at UFC 155.

Leben has not competed since he lost to Mark Munoz at UFC 138. He later tested positive for prescription painkillers, landing him a one-year suspension.

Now the American is back and ready to meet Vemola at UFC 155. Vemola is 1-1 since dropping to middleweight, losing to Francis Carmont in his last outing.

Leben was on a tear prior to his loss to Munoz, chalking victories over Wanderlei Silva, Yoshihiro Akiyama and Aaron Simpson. His head-hunting style maintains his status as one of the UFC's more popular characters.

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