The revolving door of opponents for Amir Sadollah relating to his scheduled bout at Fight Night 24 rotated once again over the weekend as James Wilks, originally a replacement for Duane Ludwig, was scratched from the card due to an injury sustained in training. Stepping in for Wilks at the March 26 event will be Ultimate Fighter Season 9 alumnus DaMarques Johnson.
Johnson is coming off a first round submission of Mike Guymon in January at UFC Fights for the Troops 2. The victory was his third in four contests including finishes of Brad Blackburn and Edgar Garcia.
TUF 7 winner Sadollah is in a similar position after a successful performance in November and wins in two of his previous three fights. However, all three outings went the distance meaning Sadollah’s only finish in the Octagon thus far came against C.B. Dollaway at the Ultimate Fighter 7 Finale in June 2008.
Set for Seattle and perhaps the biggest in the series to date, Fight Night 24 features rising star Phil Davis putting his undefeated record on the line against PRIDE veteran Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, Anthony Johnson making his return to the ring against brash Brit Dan Hardy, a rematch to clear the controversy surrounding Leonard Garcia‘s first fight with Nam Phan, and appearances from talent including John Hathaway, Aaron Simpson, Alex “Bruce Leroy” Caceres, and Sean McCorkle.