Mixed martial arts veteran Rob Kimmons (20-3) will finally get his shot at the big time when he replaces an injured Alessio Sakara and takes on Rob Yundt (6-1) in a middleweight bout at The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 7 Finale.
"Legionarius" was forced to withdraw from the contest because of a broken ankle sustained during training.
Kimmons has been all over the place throughout his five-year professional career, competing for organizations such as International Fighting Organization (IFO), American Bushido, Titan Fighting Championships (TFC) and Victory Fighting Championships (VFC), among others. The Kansas City-bred fighter is on a three-fight win streak, including a submission victory (rear naked choke) over the super tough Tristan Yunker back in late 2007.
Yundt — an Alaska Fighting Championship veteran — had the unenviable task of taking a fight on short notice against Brazilian jiu-jitsu stud Ricardo Almeida at UFC 81: "Breaking Point" back in February. He lost that fight (the first of his career) via submission (guillotine choke) in round one.
TUF 7 Finale will feature the middleweight showdown between former 185-pound champion, Evan Tanner, and TUF 3 middleweight winner, Kendall Grove. In addition, Diego Sanchez will meet Luigi Fioravanti in a welterweight tilt and the finalists from this season of TUF will meet in the finals to determine the tournament winner.
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