Coming off a disappointing Octagon debut at last month's Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 10 Finale, Rodney Wallace (9-1) will try to get back to his winning ways against Jared Hamman (10-2) at UFC 111 on March 27 in Newark, NJ, according to MMA 4 Real.
"Shonuff the Master" was stymied on Dec. 5 by fellow Tar Heel Brian Stann after the "All American" outworked him en route to a unanimous decision win. The loss snapped Wallace's perfect record at nine wins.
Like Wallace, Hamman came into the UFC with an impressive resume that boasted a plethora of wins on the independent circuit. Unfortunately he couldn't maintain that momentum against Alexander Gustafsson, who knocked out the former ShoXC fighter in round one of their UFC 105 scrap.
Expect fireworks in this one as an 0-2 start under the Zuffa banner is a dangerous place to be these days.
UFC 111 will feature a 170-pound title defense by promotion superstar Georges St. Pierre as "Rush" answers the call of British striker Dan "The Outlaw" Hardy. Heavyweights Frank Mir and Shane Carwin are also set to collide in an interim title match while Brock Lesnar recovers from recent surgery.
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