On Wednesday night it was revealed a rematch between a pair of top five bantamweights in Urijah Faber and Raphael Assunacao has officially been named the main event of UFC Fight Night 62 in March. Combate was the first to report the news.

Faber (32-7), who defeated Assuncao by third round submission back at WEC 46 in 2010, was last seen earning a second round submission win over Fransisco Rivera at UFC 181 in December. This marked the Team Alpha Male leader’s second straight submission win, with his previous one beining a third round submission over Alex Caceres at UFC 175 in July. Prior to this string of wins, fans saw Faber’s four fight win streak snapped at the hands of former champion Renan Barão in their main event title fight at UFC 169. He will enter this bout with 26 career stoppage wins, including 19 by way of submission, and a UFC record of 8-3.

Assuncao (23-4) will be looking to improve on his already impressive seven fight streak. In his most recent effort, the Brazilian earned a unanimous decision over TUF 14 veteran Bryan Caraway at UFC Fight Night 54. Following this win, he made his case for a shot at 135-pound champion T.J. Dillashaw, who suffered a split decision loss to Assuncao back in 2013. For a minute it looked like his wish might have come true after Dominick Cruz pulled out of his bout with Dillashaw after tearing his ACL. However Assuancao withdrew his name from contention after breaking his ankle in camp.

UFC Fight Night 62 is currently set to take place on March 21 at the Macanazinho Gymnasium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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