March 12, 2011
by Geno Mrosko on Mar 13, 2011 4:26 PM EDT
Third time's the charm.
Amir Sadollah, initially set to fight
Duane Ludwig before he was replaced by James Wilks due to
injury, has yet another opponent for UFC Fight Night 24 on
March 26 in Seattle, in the form of DaMarques Johnson.
MiddleEasy.com brought word of the
change earlier today.
After winning The Ultimate Fighter
(TUF) Season 7, Sadollah was plagued by injuries that kept
him out of the Octagon for over a year. Following a
disappointing TKO loss to Johny Hendricks at UFC 101,
Sadollah earned unanimous decision victories over Phil
Baroni and Brad Blackburn.
He recently rebounded from a
unanimous decision loss to Dong Hyun Kim with a win over
Peter Sobotta at UFC 122.
DaMarques Johnson will come
into this fight, on just two weeks notice, looking to build
on his impressive back-breaking win over Mike Guymon at UFC
Fight Night 23: "Fight for the Troops 2" back on Jan. 22,
The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) season
nine finalist has gone 3-1 since losing to James Wilks in
the finals and appears poised to break into the upper
reaches of the division.
Or is he?
UFC Fight Night 24 is set for March
26 in Seattle, WA, and will feature hot prospect Phil Davis
in his biggest test to date against grizzled veteran Antonio
Also on the card, Dan Hardy will
"Rumble" with mammoth welterweight Anthony Johnson.
MMAmania.com for any updates as they become available.