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Rematch of controversial Abel Trujillo-Roger Bowling fight set

Esther Lin

You don't get too many do-overs in mixed martial arts, but Abel Trujillo and Roger Bowling will get a second chance.

The lightweights' first bout at the Ultimate Fight Night event on Aug. 28 in Indianapolis ended in a controversial no-contest.

But the two will meet again at UFC on FOX 9 in Sacramento on Dec. 14. The UFC tweeted the news on Wednesday.

The initial bout ended in the second round. Referee Robert Hinds ruled a knee to the head thrown by Trujillo (10-5, 1 NC) as Bowling (11-4, 1 NC) was working his way back to his feet was illegal, though replays later showed it was a legal blow. Because Bowling could not continue, the bout was ruled a no-contest.

UFC president Dana White, incensed with the referee's decision, awarded Trujillo his win bonus anyway.