For the second time this year, lightweights Joe Ellenberger and Bryan Barberena have been scheduled to meet inside a UFC octagon. The two were originally scheduled to meet UFC Fight Night 44 before an injury forced Barberena to withdraw from the bout.

Ellenberber (15-1), twin brother of welterweight contender Jake Ellenberger, recently made his highly anticipated UFC debut with a decision win over Barerena’s replacement James Moontasri. This gave ‘Excalibur’ three straight victories since suffering his first career loss to Justin Salas back in 2011 under the Victory Fighting Championship banner. He will enter this bout with 11 career first round stoppage victories, eight of which have come by way of knockout.

Barberena (9-2), who will be making his UFC debut, is riding an impressive six fight winning streak with five of them ending by way of stoppage. His most recent performance was a first round knockout over Eric Moon back in February.

UFC on FOX 13 is currently scheduled to take place on Dec. 13 at US Airways Center in downtown Phoenix. While a main event for the card has yet to be announced, a heavyweight matchup between former champion Junior dos Santos and Stipe Miocic has been linked to the card.

Here is how the rest of the card is shaping up:

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