A middleweight bout between Chris Leben and Aaron Simpson is expected to take place on May 29 at UFC 114 in Las Vegas. Simpson announced his return at UFC 114 today on Facebook, and The Ground and Pound Show has since reported that Leben will be his opponent.
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), who returned from a nine-month steroid suspension last August with a loss to Jake Rosholt, snapped a two-fight losing streak with a unanimous decision over Jay Silva last month.
UFC 114, which airs live on pay-per-view from the Mandalay Bay Events Center, coincides with the second UFC Fan Expo and is expected to be headlined by a bout between former light heavyweight title-holders and rival TUF 10 coaches Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, while Forrest Griffin vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira is also in the works for the card.
Pictured: Aaron Simpson