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Thales Leites vs. Tim Boetsch set for UFC 183 in Las Vegas

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Another middleweight clash has been added to the UFC 183 card in Las Vegas.

The pay-per-view card, which already features three 185-pound bouts including the main event between Anderson Silva and Nick Diaz on Jan. 31, will mark the return of Thales Leites against Tim Boetsch, the promotion announced Wednesday.

Leites (24-4) has looked unstoppable in his return to the UFC, scoring wins over Francis Carmont, Trevor Smith, Ed Herman and Tom Watson in a 12-month span, including devastating knockout finishes in his last couple appearances against Carmont and Smith.

Boetsch (18-7), who is 6-3 since cutting down to the middleweight division, enters the bout coming off a "Performance of the Night" TKO victory over Brad Tavares in August. "The Barbarian" also holds win over the likes of Hector Lombard, Yushin Okami and C.B. Dollaway.

The other two middleweight bouts set for UFC 183 are Thiago Santos vs. Andy Enz and Richardson Moreira vs. Ildemar Alcantara. A welterweight battle between Jordan Mein and Thiago Alves is also scheduled for the pay-per-view card.

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