Middleweights Amir Sadollah and Nick Catone have been rebooked to hook ‘em up at UFC Fight Night 17 at The Palms Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, on February 7, according to iGuillotine.com.
Sadollah -- winner -- was recently forced to withdraw from the originally scheduled showdown at UFC 91: "Lesnar vs. Couture" on November 15 just four days before fight night because of a leg infection.
It was so severe that The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 7 season winner was hospitalized for the condition. The good news is that he now appears to be just fine.
Sadollah — the unlikely champion of the most recent edition of the Spike TV mixed martial arts reality series — shocked just about everyone (including himself) with wins over Steve Byrnes, Gerald Harris, Matt Brown and CB Dollaway in just six weeks.
And he stopped them all early despite sustaining damage in most if not all of his fights. Not bad for a fighter who had zero professional fights under his belt prior to the show, He’s a super resilient and crafty fighter in the mold of UFC Heavyweight Champion Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira.
Sadollah defeated Dollaway (again) in the finals of the tournament-style format via first round armbar after Jesse Taylor pissed away his chances — literally and figuratively — with a drunken rampage in "Sin City" shortly after the show wrapped.
Catone — who trains under Brazilian jiu-jitsu stud Ricardo Almeida in Hamilton, N.J. — has been active since 2007 on the northeast fighting circuit. He has finished his last three opponents via technical knockout under the Ring of Combat banner.
This will mark the first fight for Catone inside the Octagon -- a replacement opponent for UFC 91 was unable to be secured on such short notice.
UFC Fight Night 17 likely features a lightweight match up between Mac Danzig and Josh Neer, as well as several other bouts still in the works that should make fans happy.
Therefore, stay glued to MMAmania.com for more announcements and updates regarding UFC Fight Night 17.