Eric Schafer (7-2-2) will fight Sean Salmon (9-2) at UFC 71 on May 26 at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, according to a recent MySpace blog entry from "Red."
Despite his first round technical knockout loss to Michael Bisping (12-0) at UFC 66, his contract has also been extended three more fights -- there are now four total remaining.
Here's a snip:
Well, redimaniacs... It looks like I will be fighting in the UFC for a little while longer. Despite my lose, they signed me to a new contract for 3 more fights (4 total left). With all this money I am going to buy myself a new pair of trousers and a maybe that Super Nintendo I keep hearing such great things about.
Also, it looks like I will be fighting on May 26th at UFC 71 at Madalay Bay in Las Vegas. It looks like Chuck Liddell will be headlining again. It also looks like I will not be fighting a dirty foreigner this time, but a dirty Wisconsinite. Yikes! My opponent looks like it will be Sean Salmon (fought Rashad Evans a few weeks ago). Sean left our beautiful state to wrestle at THE Ohio State University which is like an American joining Al Qaeda. He is a good guy, so when we fight I will be picturing Brutus Buckeye as I hit him.
My knee is healing slowly from the surgery. I started walking without crutches again Monday. I bought this sweet swimming floating thing so I can swim without my legs. I have been lifting too, but just my bis, abs, and chest. I hear that is what chicks dig the most... I should be training again in 2 weeks.
There was some chatter that Salmon might consider dropping down from light heavyweight to middleweight after his crushing loss to Rashad Evans (10-0) at UFC Fight Night 8. It's important to note that those considerations were not as a result of the second round knockout.
Both of these fighters looked solid early in their respective fights, but were eventually overwhelmed. It will be the second bout for Salmon -- and the third for Schafer -- in the UFC.
And, I have to imagine a must-win for each fighter if he wants to be considered for future shows.
UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Chuck Liddell (20-3) is expected to headline the event against Quinton "Rampage" Jackson (26-6), according to MMAWeekly.com.
Stay tuned for more updates.