* TUF 7 alum “Crazy” Tim Credeur will face TUF 11 alum Brad Tavares in a middleweight scrap at UFC 137, which is expected to take place on October 29 from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. The organization noted on its website that verbal agreements were in place for the fight.
After embarking on a three-fight win streak, Credeur hopes to get back in the win column after suffering a pair of losses to Ed Herman and Nate Quarry. Tavares is also coming off of a loss, having dropped a unanimous decision to Aaron Simpson at UFC 132 earlier this month.
* Also announced for UFC 137 is a featherweight bout pitting Bart Palaszewski against long-time veteran Tyson Griffin. After hitting a three-fight skid at lightweight, Griffin made a triumphant return to the featherweight division by defeating Manny Gamburyan via majority decision at UFC Live last month. It is Palaszewski’s debut with the organization, who is coming off of a split-decision loss to Kamal Shalorus at WEC 53 last December.
* The UFC announced on its Twitter that The Ultimate Fighter 12 finalist Michael Johnson (9-5) will face undefeated Paul Sass (11-0) in a lightweight clash at UFC on Versus 6. The event is expected to take place on October 1, 2011 at the Verizon Center in Washington D.C. Johnson is coming off of a first round TKO win over Edward Faaloloto at UFC Live last month, while Sass is coming off of a first round submission victory over Mark Holst at UFC 120 last October.