by Adam Martin
A brand new matchup between welterweights has been revealed, as well as a new event.
According to Dave Doyle of MMAFighting.com, who confirmed the bout with sources close to the fight, Amir Sadollah will take on Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson at a future UFC event planned for Memorial Day weekend. The card is rumored to take place May 25 in Las Vegas, NV.
Thompson (6-1) opened up his UFC career with a bang when he took out Dan Stittgen with a stunning head kick KO at UFC 143. The Karate-based striker had a ton of hype coming into the UFC and it only increased with the performance against Stittgen, but in his sophomore UFC effort against Matt Brown he was completely outwrestled and ended up losing a clear-cut decision. Thompson was supposed to make his comeback at UFC 154 this past November in Montreal against Besam Yousef but had to pull out with an injury. Now he gets the chance to fight a fellow striker in Sadollah, and the matchup should be fireworks.
Sadollah (6-4) was last seen competing at UFC on FUEL TV 5, dropping a decision to Dan Hardy. The winner of season seven of “The Ultimate Fighter,” Sadollah has fought all 10 of his pro fights in the UFC but has never been able to string together any sort of consistency, as he’s been in a won-one, lost-one, won-two, lost-one pattern ever since he made his debut in the Octagon. Sadollah’s best win came at UFC 106 when he was able to decision veteran fighter Phil Baroni and he also holds a notable victory over CB Dollaway.
Keep tuned to MMAonline.com for news about this new UFC event, as we’ll break any fights that are announced.
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