Following a 1-2 Octagon run at light heavyweight, Jared
Hamman (Pictured) will make the move to 185 pounds when he
takes on “The Ultimate Fighter” Season 7 runner-up C.B.
Dollaway at UFC Live
The UFC announced the matchup on its official website Monday,
noting that the fighters have verbally agreed to meet at the
Versus-televised event, which goes down Aug. 14 at the Bradley
Center in Milwaukee. A welterweight tilt between former title
challenger Dan Hardy and
crowd-pleasing slugger Chris Lytle is
expected to top the UFC’s inaugural Milwaukee card.
Hamman, 29, enters the contest sporting a professional mark of
12-3, with nine knockout victories and two submission wins to his
name. A training partner of Vladimir
Matyushenko, the Californian’s record is bolstered by wins over
Rosa, Travis Wiuff
After being rudely welcomed to the UFC in November 2009 with a
Gustafsson knockout, Hamman rebounded with a March 2010
unanimous nod over Rodney
Wallace. Most recently, “The Messenger” was dealt a three-round
decision loss by the surging Kyle
Kingsbury at September’s UFC Fight Night 22.
A former NCAA Division I All-American at Arizona State University,
the 27-year-old Dollaway comes off a 54-second knockout loss to
fellow wrestler Mark Munoz.
Prior to the March 3 defeat, “The Doberman” had won three straight
starts, submitting Joe Doerksen
while decisioning Goran
Reljic and Jay Silva. The
Ohio native holds an overall UFC record of 5-3 and has seen the
judges’ scorecards only twice since joining the Zuffa ranks in June