Sadollah vs. Blackburn at UFN 20

by Joe Rizzo | source:

As if the UFC's initial foray into Virginia for UFC Fight Night 20 was not stacked enough, it appears The Ultimate Fighter Season 7 champion Amir Sadollah will be taking on Brad Blackburn in a welterweight match.

A source close to the negotiations told me the bout has been agreed to and should be signed by early next week.

The Jan. 11 card, to be held at the Patriot Center on George Mason University's campus, is loaded with TUF alums, and headlined by the lightweight battle between Gray Maynard and Nate Diaz.  Efrain Escudero takes on Evan Dunham at 155 pounds, while the colorful Tom Lawlor and Aaron Simpson meet at middleweight. 

There is space for another fight to be televised live on the Spike TV portion of the card, and it would seem that the popular Sadollah, whose pounding of Phil Baroni at UFC 106 was on the pay-per-view portion of the card, would be slotted in.  Sadollah improved to 2-1 -- all in the UFC -- with the impressive win over Baroni.

Sadollah has been involved with Spike TV, this season hosting "The Aftermath" web video series.  Sadollah has sat down with members of TUF 10 this season to review each episode of the most popular campaign of the UFC's hit reality show.

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chingluksuwa site profile image  

12/2/09 12:27 PM by chingluksuwa

I would be so proud if i were you jack

Zedlepln site profile image  

12/2/09 11:30 AM by Zedlepln

You gunna trane Baboo Baby, Vinny? Not sure if punches to the face are allowed, though.

walr?s site profile image  

12/2/09 11:28 AM by walr?s

The real reason he's fighting so soon is due to the fight being in Amir's home state of Virginia.

Nutty King site profile image  

12/2/09 1:39 AM by Nutty King

baboo baby fights once more

OwlOGD site profile image  

12/2/09 1:37 AM by OwlOGD

TTT for the Beatdown by the Baboo Baby Blackbelt on Brad Blackburn

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12/2/09 1:17 AM by Vinicius


Jack Skellington site profile image  

12/1/09 10:51 PM by Jack Skellington

LOL I got drunk & high watching the UFC PPV. So I posted a thread about what I thought I saw the following morning.Hijinks ensued.

fight4real site profile image  

12/1/09 10:42 PM by fight4real

 You know, I've been around for a little while and know most of the UGisms but what did I miss with the Baboo Baby? What the fuck are you guys talking about? In any case, it should be a good fight. Brad has been doing well for awhile and I'm not convinced by Amir's win over Baroni. Not to say Amir isn't good but I need to see more.

mcpeepants232003 site profile image  

12/1/09 5:25 PM by mcpeepants232003

^ I wanted to see Joker/Rory as well but Amir/Blackburn deserves to be on the main card.