DaMarques Johnson - TUF 9

DaMarques Johnson

Instead of “Ultimate Fighter” winner vs. “Ultimate Fighter” winner, how about a TUF finalist stepping in as an alternate as DaMarques Johnson has accepted a short notice fight against Amir Sadollah at UFC Fight Night 24 in Seattle.

Johnson takes the fight just a week after James Wilks was plugged in the spot when original opponent Duane “Bang” Ludwig was knocked out with a sternum injury. Wilks is now out as well, but the nature of his injury is unknown at this time.

Johnson’s placement in the fight was confirmed to MMAWeekly.com by sources close to the match-up on Sunday. Johnson first announced the bout via his personal website on Sunday.

Since his time as a finalist on the 9th season of the “Ultimate Fighter”, Johnson has gone 2-2 with his most recent fight ending up in a victory over Mike Guymon in January.

The bout between Johnson and Sadollah is expected to remain on the televised portion of the UFC Fight Night 24 broadcast.


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