The "American Psycho" is finally ready to return to the cage. According to promotion officials, longtime UFC veteran Stephan Bonner (13-7) has officially signed on to fight light heavyweight prospect Kyle Kingsbury (11-2) at UFC 139.
"Verbal agreements are in for a fight that promises non-stop action as Kyle Kingsbury will take on the ‘American Psycho' Stephan Bonnar at UFC 139," announced UFC president Dana White on the company's official website Tuesday afternoon.
Revered by the UFC for his legendary fight with Forrest Griffin, Bonnar has gone to war for the promotion thirteen times over the past seven years, amassing a 7-6 record. The 34-year-old nows aims to compete for the first time in 2011 after being removed from a scheduled August bout against Karlos Vemola due to an undisclosed injury incurred in training camp. He enters on a two-fight win streak highlighted by a decision victory over Igor Pokrajac and a second-round TKO of Krzysztof Soszynski. The latter earned ‘Fight of the Night' honors.
Known as "Kingsbu," Kingsbury rose to prominence as a cast member of the eighth season of ‘The Ultimate Fighter.' Since losing his UFC debut to Tom Lawlor at the show's finale, the 29-year-old has brashly put together a four-fight win streak that includes two ‘Fight of the Night' bonuses.
UFC 139 is scheduled for November 19th at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California. Headlining is a bout between Cain Velasquez and Junior dos Santos to determine the UFC heavyweight championship.