UFC Fight Night 24 will now feature a battle of “The Ultimate Fighter” winners, as the promotion announced Saturday that James Wilks has stepped in for the injured Duane Ludwig to face Amir Sadollah on March 26.

“James Wilks has verbally agreed to step up against Amir Sadollah for UFC Fight Night,” company president Dana White stated on UFC.com. “‘TUF 7’ winner versus ‘TUF 9’ winner. Should be fun.”

Ludwig has reportedly suffered an injury to his sternum that will prevent him from competing at the event, which emanates from KeyArena in Seattle and airs live on Spike TV.

The event will be headlined by a light heavyweight confrontation between blue-chip prospect Phil Davis and Pride Fighting Championships veteran Antonio Rogerio Nogueira.

Following his win at the “TUF 9” finale, Wilks has gone just 1-2 inside the Octagon, dropping bouts to Matt Brown and, most recently, Claude Patrick. The British expat is a veteran of King of the Cage and Gladiator Challenge competition, and has notched stoppages in six of his seven career wins.

Currently representing Lightning MMA and residing in California, the 30-year-old Wilks is a black belt in tae kwon do and a brown belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu. His lone victory since his win over DaMarques Johnson in the season-nine finale came at the expense of German Peter Sobotta at UFC 115.

Sadollah won season seven of the reality show as a middleweight, defeating C.B. Dollaway in the June 2008 finale. After having his hand raised against “The Doberman,” Sadollah was rudely welcomed to the welterweight ranks by powerful wrestler Johny Hendricks at UFC 101. The New Yorker rebounded from that 29-second TKO defeat by earning back-to-back victories over Phil Baroni and Brad Blackburn.

Sadollah is 1-1 in his last two outings, having dropped a unanimous decision to Dong Hyun Kim in May before besting the aforementioned Sobotta at UFC 122 in Oberhausen, Germany.

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

Related News

The Ultimate Fighter 24: Ep. 1 Preview

  • 25 days ago
  • 22 views

For the first time ever, The Ultimate Fighter reality series will feature 16 champions, not prospects, vying for a shot at something each of these fighters crave - the UFC flyweight championship held read news >>

The Ultimate Fighter 24, Episode 1: Tournament of Champions Begins

  • 24 days ago
  • 154 views

The debut episode of The Ultimate Fighter 24: Tournament of Champions aired on FS1 on Wednesday and two fighters advanced to the second round of the tournament. read news >>

UFC Fight Night 93 Results: Winners, Scorecards for Arlovski vs. Barnett Card

  • 21 days ago
  • 14 views

MMA took over Germany on Saturday with a UFC Fight Night 93 card that saw Josh Barnett stop Andrei Arlovski with a third-round rear-naked choke submission in the heavyweight main event showdown. The read news >>

UFC Fight Night 93 Results: The Real Winners and Losers from Hamburg Fight Card

  • 21 days ago
  • 12 views

UFC Fight Night 93 went down Saturday afternoon, U.S. Eastern time, from the city of Hamburg, Germany. It as the UFC's fourth visit to Germany and first to Hamburg, and the European flavor of the car read news >>

UFC Fight Night 93 Results: Matches to Make for the Winners and Losers

  • 21 days ago
  • 32 views

UFC Fight Night 93 took place in Hamburg, Germany, and it was not the greatest of fight cards. Thankfully, the veterans on the main card saved it from complete annihilation. Heavyweights Andrei Arlov read news >>

Miesha Tate Helps Injured 6-Year-Old Down Mountain Hiking Trail

  • 19 days ago
  • 18 views

Former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Miesha Tate probably didn’t expect to become a hero to a six-year-old girl and her family over Labor Day weekend, but that is exactly what happened. According read news >>

UFC 203 Primer: Stipe Miocic vs. Alistair Overeem Head-to-Toe Breakdown

  • 19 days ago
  • 52 views

UFC 203 will feature the king of Cleveland, Stipe Miocic (15-2), in his first UFC heavyweight championship title defense. Miocic ended his city's long championship drought by knocking Fabricio Werdum read news >>

The Ultimate Fighter 24: Ep. 2 Preview

  • 18 days ago
  • 23 views

Cultures in the house clash and worlds collide in the Octagon as the Shooto champ takes on the South African warrior. Don't miss an all-new The Ultimate Fighter on FS1 at 10pm/7pm ETPT tonight. read news >>

Ultimate Fighter Latin America Ep 3 preview

  • 18 days ago
  • 4 views

Following Walter Zamora's decision victory over rival John Bedoya last week on The Ultimate Fighter Latin America, the next matchup was announced, as Team Liddell's Ilianovich Chalo was matched up wi read news >>

UFC 203 Miocic vs Overeem final results and news

  • 15 days ago
  • 4 views

Who were the winners at UFC 203: Miocic vs Overeem? Click below to get the results for all the fights at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland on Saturday, September 10, 2016 read news >>