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Stephen Thompson vs. Nah-Shon Burrell booked for UFC 160 with Amir Sadollah hurt

Can "The Rock-N-Rolla" roll ova one of the most dynamic strikers in the welterweight division?


Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has been forced to tinker with its annual Memorial Day Weekend pay-per-view (PPV) fight card, scheduled for May 25, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada, now that Amir Sadollah has been injured and forced to withdraw.

Replacing him against Stephen Thompson at UFC 160 will be Strikeforce import Nah-Shon Burrell.

Burrell (9-2) made his Octagon debut against Yuri Villefort at the UFC 157: "Rousey vs. Carmouche" event earlier this year in Anaheim, securing a hard-fought unanimous decision win over the Brazilian and rebounding from a technical knockout loss to Chris Spang last May.

Thompson, meanwhile, dazzled fight fans in his ZUFFA debut back at UFC 143, knocking out UFC newcomer Dan Stittgen in the very first round via spectacular head kick.

The previously undefeated "Wonderboy" saw his perfect record go out the window when he ran into "The Immortal" Matt Brown at UFC 145, who dominated the karate specialist for 15 minutes en route to a clean sweep on the judges' scorecards.

Will the welterweight hype train get back on the rails in "Sin City?"

UFC 160 goes down from the MGM Grand Garden Arena and will feature a heavyweight title fight as current champ Cain Velasquez will attempt to defend his title against Antonio Silva in a rematch from UFC 146 last May.

In the co-main event, arguably two of the top striking big men in the sport of mixed martial arts (MMA) will finally collide as former 265-pound kingpin Junior dos Santos will take on fan favorite Mark Hunt.

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