UFC Fight Night 24: Amir Sadollah vs James Wilks booked with Duane Ludwig injured

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Looks like Duane isn't ready to "Bang" after all.

That's because Mr. Ludwig suffered an injured sternum in training and has been forced to pull out of his bout against Amir Sadollah at UFC Fight Night 24 in Seattle on March 26.

Stepping in to replace him will be James Wilks, according to UFC.com. Company President Dana White had this to say about the switch:

"Bang Ludwig is out with an injured sternum but James Wilks has verbally agreed to step up against Amir Sadollah for UFC Fight Night March 26. TUF 7 winner VS TUF 9 winner. Should be fun."

Fun indeed, as is typically the case with anything related to Sadollah. The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) season seven winner most recently defeated Peter Sobotta in Germany at UFC 122 to get back in the win column.

That's exactly what his counterpart will be trying to do against him.

Wilks dominated the favorite to win season nine, DaMarques Johnson, at the Finale to win the glass trophy and the six-figure contract with the UFC.

Unfortunately, he hasn't exactly lit the world on fire since then, losing two of his three fights with the lone win coming against the same man Sadollah just defeated in Sobotta.

Old Pete is now gone from the organization and Wilks and Sadollah will battle it out in what could prove to be a must win for the former, what with the short leash everyone appears to be on after the merger with the WEC. 

UFC Fight Night 24 is all set to go down on March 26 at the Key Arena in Seattle, Washington, and will feature a main event of Phil Davis stepping in for the injured Tito Ortiz to take on Antonio Rogerio Nogueira.

Dan Hardy will return to action as well, when he "Rumbles" with Anthony Johnson in the co-main event of the evening.

Stay tuned to MMAmania.com for any updates or changes to this fight card.

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