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“Battle on the Bayou” grows with addition of DaMarques Johnson vs. Clay Harvison

TUF 9 runner-up DaMarques Johnson has drawn a fellow Ultimate Fighter alumnus for his next fight in the form of Clay Harvison, a quarter-finalist from this past season’s offering. The two welterweights will face off in New Orleans this fall at the “Battle on the Bayou” (otherwise known as UFN 25).

The UFC recently announced the September 17 bout and its specifics through their website.

While Harvison may not have gone as far as Johnson on the show he still holds an overall record of 7-1 including a successful Octagon debut against castmate Justin Edwards last month at the Ultimate Fighter 13 Finale. The decision marked the first time Harvison had seen the scorecards in his professional career with six stoppages prior to the bout.

The 12-9 Johnson has gone 3-2 since coming up short against James Wilks in 2009 with a trio of finishing performances in the attached victories. Similarly to Harvison, the 29-year old “Darkness” has also only won a single time by way of decision with five TKOs and six submissions to his credit.

“Battle on the Bayou” is set to be headlined by highly-touted welterweight Jake Shields taking on 24-5 Jake Ellenberger and also features match-ups such as Alan Belcher vs. Jason MacDonald and Evan Dunham vs. Shamar Bailey.


  • hindsightufuk says:

    some great individual fighters on this card so far but no matchups i can really get excited for.
    always great to see TUF rejects getting money and exposure ahead of real talent

  • Rece Rock says:

    I’m interested to see how Jake Shields rebounds after the lack luster GSP performance…


    People have short memories-Shields did better thatn most with his performance against “play it safe”-Anyways-Shields will smother Ellenberger for the Decision


    Anyone who watched the fight-will realize that Shields barely lost the decision

  • Screenplaya says:

    Anyone who watched the scores being read after the GSP-Shields fight, will remember the scores were close. Anyone who watched the actual fight will remember it was another shutout by the most dominant fighter in the business. Anyone who watched any of the post-fight comments by people like Kenny Florian, who know more than the judges, will remember that they called it a shutout, too.

    I think Ellenberger/Shields is a pretty compelling matchup. Shields may be dull as dishwater, but he can definitely fight. Ellenberger seems hungry and determined to me. Could be a good one.


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