Veteran welterweight Dennis
Hallman (Pictured) has signed a new four-fight deal with the
“Superman” will meet Anthony
Waldburger at UFC Fight Night 24 on March 26 at the Key Arena
in Seattle. The event -- which figures to be headlined by a bout
between former UFC light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz and
Rogerio Nogueira -- was recently made official by the
promotion, along with a featherweight rematch between Leonard
Garcia and “The Ultimate Fighter” Season 12 semi-finalist
MMAJunkie.com on Saturday was first to report Hallman’s new
contract, and Sherdog confirmed the report shortly thereafter.
Hallman has won six of his last seven bouts, including a 2-1 stint
in his current run with the UFC. The 35-year-old rejoined the
promotion in 2009, losing by knockout to the hard-punching John Howard
at “The Ultimate Fighter 10” Finale. Hallman found success in his
next two contests, however, as he earned a unanimous decision
against American Top Team’s Ben
Saunders at UFC 117 and followed that performance with a
technical knockout of Karo
Parisyan at UFC 123.
Hallman owns 33 of his 43 career victories by submission, including
two lightning-quick wins over UFC hall of famer Matt Hughes.
The Washingtonian began his career in 1997 and has competed against
some of the sport’s best-known names, including Frank Trigg,
Pulver and Caol Uno. The
welterweight recently discovered he suffered from Coeliac Disease,
which caused his body to react negatively to wheat gluten and
depleted his energy in both training and fighting.