Amir Sadollah vs. Duane "Bang" Ludwig on tap for UFC Fight Night 24
by Steven Marrocco on Dec 30, 2010 at 1:15 pm ET
A welterweight bout between veteran Duane "Bang" Ludwig (20-11 MMA, 3-2 UFC) and "The Ultimate Fighter 7" winner Amir Sadollah (4-2 MMA, 4-2 UFC) has been slotted for March's UFC Fight Night 24 event.
MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) learned of the matchup from sources close to the event, who said verbal agreements are in place.
While not yet officially announced by the promotion, UFC Fight Night 24 is expected to take place March 26 in Seattle and features a Spike TV headliner between Antonio Rogerio Nogueira and Tito Ortiz.
It's not known if Ludwig vs. Sadollah will be part of the televised main card.
Ludwig recently saved his UFC career with a split-decision win over Nick Osipczak at UFC 122. Prior to the fight, which marked the former lightweight's return to 170 pounds, Ludwig dropped three of four fights, which included UFC losses to
Jim Miller(submission) and Darren Elkins (TKO due to an ankle injury).
The 10-year vet now meets Sadollah, who scored a unanimous-decision win over Peter Sobotta at UFC 122. The victory allowed him to rebound from a decision loss to Dong Hyun Kim in May. Sadollah, who previously competed at middleweight, owns previous UFC wins over
C.B. Dollaway, Phil Baroni and Brad Blackburn. The other loss came to Johnny Hendricks during his second pro bout in 2009.
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