Colonial Heights, Virginia — Season seven winner of “The Ultimate Fighter” Amir Sadollah returned to his former home state of Virginia during Combat Sports Challenge 26 last night to corner several fighters from his old Richmond-based Team Combat fight team that is housed out of the Combat Sports Center.
After intermission, Sadollah was introduced to the crowd, where he received a strong hometown reception as well as some playful taunts. While addressing the audience on the microphone, Sadollah revealed that he expects his next fight for the UFC to take place at UFC 91 on Nov. 15 in Portland, Oregon.
Sadollah said he did not yet know his opponent but that he expected to receive notification from the UFC shortly.
He was in town to corner several of his former Team Combat teammates such as kickboxing standout Francois Ambag and featherweight Dwayne “Diesel” Shelton, who earned a unanimous decision victory over Sedico Honorio during the night’s main event.
Before entering TUF, Sadollah compiled a 4-0 amateur record training out of Team Combat and was also one of 52 fighters to qualify for the now-defunct IFL’s 2007 draft during a tryout in Chicago.
Sadollah instead made the cut for TUF and despite having no pro fights to his credit, he successfully defeated Gerald Harris, Matt Brown, and C.B. Dalloway en route to becoming the winner of season seven.