TUF Winners Meet at UFC Fight Night 24 as James Wilks Steps in to Face Amir Sadollah


“Ultimate Fighter” winners will battle it out in Seattle as James Wilks has stepped in to face Amir Sadollah in Seattle as a part of UFC Fight Night 24 after Duane “Bang” Ludwig was forced to withdraw due to injury.

The UFC reported the change on Saturday.

“Bang Ludwig is out with an injured sternum but James Wilks has verbally agreed to step up against Amir Sadollah for UFC Fight Night March 26. TUF 7 winner VS TUF 9 winner. Should be fun,” UFC president Dana White said.

Wilks enters the fight coming off a loss to Claude Patrick in his last bout from UFC 120 in October 2010. Since winning the reality show’s 9th season, Wilks has gone 1-2 and will definitely look for an impressive performance in March.

Ludwig told MMAWeekly.com on Saturday night that he expects to be sidelined for about another four weeks with the injury to his sternum.

The original bout between Ludwig and Sadollah was slated to be on the main card, and it’s expected that the new fight featuring James Wilks will remain on the televised portion of the show.

(UPDATED at 2:40 a.m. on March 6, 2011, to include Ludwig’s expected time to heal.)

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

  • 15 days ago
  • 11 views

UFC welterweight and “The Ultimate Fighter 7? winner Amir Sadollah didn’t plan to be absent from MMA for two years, but he said he didn’t exactly have a choice. Filed under: Featured Videos, MMAjunki read news >>

  • 12 days ago
  • 8 views

Yoshihiro Akiyama eradicated a more than two-and-a-half-year layoff, dominating Amir Sadollah en route to a unanimous decision victory at UFC Fight Night 52 on Saturday. read news >>

  • 15 days ago
  • 7 views

A career in the fight business is one that comes with a fair amount of give and take. On one side of the scale, there is money and a notable amount of fame or public recognition that will hopefully y read news >>

  • 10 days ago
  • 11 views

Yoshihiro Akiyama and Amir Sadollah both looked to make successful returns last night (Sept. 20, 2014) at UFC Fight Night 52 on Fight Pass inside Saitama Super Arena in Japan. By the end of the night read news >>

  • 12 days ago
  • 31 views

SAITAMA, Japan – Fighting for the first time in the UFC at welterweight, Yoshihiro Akiyama returned from a long layoff and put a beating on Amir Sadollah.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

  • 16 days ago
  • 8 views

Yoshihiro Akiyama and Amir Sadollah look to announce their reemergence inside the welterweight division after long layoffs, beginning this Saturday night (Sept. 20, 2014) at UFC Fight Night 52 inside read news >>

  • a day ago
  • 1 views

Latir Latifi may not look all that intimidating in everyday life, but once in the cage, the “bear” is released.Filed under: Featured Videos, News, UFC read news >>

  • 12 days ago
  • 41 views

The Ultimate Fighting Championship announced the performance-based fighters bonuses for UFC Fight Night 52: Hunt vs. Nelson following Saturday's event in Japan. read news >>

  • 17 days ago
  • 6 views

Who should the big winners from UFC Fight Night 51’s main card face next? We take a look and suggest some possibilities. Filed under: News, UFC read news >>