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Long awaited rematch between Mac Danzig and Matt Wiman scheduled for UFC Live 6

After injuries laid waste to a rematch at Fight Night 22 it looks like lightweights Mac Danzig and Matt Wiman have been given another opportunity to produce a definitive conclusion in hopes of erasing fans’ memories of their controversial result last June at UFC 115. The end of their original pairing came after referee Yves Lavigne mistakenly waved action off while under the impression Danzig had been rendered unconscious from a Guillotine Choke when in fact the Ultimate Fighter 6 winner was still fully aware of his surroundings.

According to the UFC, Danzig and Wiman will face off at UFC Live 6 at some point in October though the actual date and location of the event haven’t been officially announced.

The loss was the only blemish on Danzig’s record in 2010 with wins over Justin Buchholz and Joe Stevenson in his pair of other Octagon appearances. The 31-year old holds an overall record of 20-8-1 with four victories in the UFC including a submission of polished BJJer Mark Bocek.

While his health has kept Danzig out of the ring since his December knockout of Stevenson, “Handsome” Matt has been more active including a hard-fought decision to Dennis Siver earlier this month at UFC 132. The 13-6 Wiman has gone 7-3 since his stint on TUF 5 with successful showings in the Octagon against Michihiro Omigawa, Thiago Tavares, and Cole Miller.

More UFC Live 6 match-ups are expected to be announced in the coming weeks.

PHOTO CREDIT – UFC

6 COMMENTS
  • Dufresne says:

    About freaking time. I’m not a fan of that many rematches, but this one had to happen. I understand that Yves primary job is to protect the safety and health of the fighters, but it wouldn’t have cost even a full second for him to reach down to tug on Danzig’s hand to double check. These are professionals who’s entire careers can change based on their records, double checking chokes should be mandatory.

  • Angry Mike says:

    Agreed. I don’t care about most rematches, but this one makes sense. And for what it’s worth, I thought Wiman won the fight with Siver. Never leave it in the hands of the judges, I guess.

  • hindsightufuk says:

    yep i thought Wiman clearly won the Siver fight, that was an atrociuos decision

  • Creature says:

    Wiman Def had that fight, a little unprofessional to storm out like he did but i completely understand why he did it.. I say he takes this one, prolly by 2nd round finish

  • fanoftna33 says:

    I love this rematch- thats not really a rematch since the first fight never really ended. I think this may be bad for Wieman though after his loss to Siver and I think he loses to Danzig here.
    I personally didnt see anything wrong with the decision in Siver vs Wieman as Siver clearly won round 1 and Wieman round 2- round 3 Siver defended all takedowns and outlanded Wieman. Close decision but clear for Siver.

  • GIKE MOLDBERG says:

    Should be a good win for Wiman and a great exit for that veggie eating weirdo

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