A lightweight bout between season five veteran of “The Ultimate Fighter” Corey Hill and Dale Hartt has been signed for “UFC Fight Night 16: UFC Fights for the Troops” on Dec. 10 at Fort Bragg in Fayetteville, North Carolina.
FiveOuncesOfPain.com contacted Hartt via e-mail, who confirmed he signed his bout agreement on Wednesday.
The 30-year old Hill is 2-1 overall in his MMA career and 1-1 while competing for the UFC. A product of Pat Miletich’s Miletich Fighting Systems, Hill appeared on TUF 5 with no prior pro fights on his resume.
Thanks to his impressive height (6’4”) and solid wrestling skills, Hill was able to make enough of an impression to warrant a contract offer from the UFC despite being eliminated from the show during competition.
He made his UFC debut at UFC Fight Night 12 earlier this year, winning via second round TKO against Joe Veres. Hill returned at UFC 86 this past July, where he suffered his first career loss after submitting to a rear naked choke by Justin Buchholz.
Hartt, a veteran of the Navy, made a name for himself as a top prospect in the New England area after compiling a 5-0 record with a notable victory over BodogFIGHT veteran Matt Lee.
The fast start to his pro career earned Hartt a contract with the UFC and he made his debut at UFC Fight Night 14 in Las Vegas on July 19. Facing fellow newcomer Shannon Gugerty, Hartt submitted to a rear naked choke at 3:33 of round 1.
Thus far, the rumored card for the live three-hour Spike broadcast is as follows:
- Josh Koscheck vs. Yoshiyuki Yoshida
- Mike Swick vs. Jonathan Goulet
- Frankie Edgar vs. Matt Wiman
- Nate Loughran vs. Tim Credeur
- Corey Hill vs. Dale Hartt
- Ben Saunders vs. Brandon Wolff
- Justin McCully vs. Eddie Sanchez
- Steve Bruno vs. Luke Cummo
- Luigi Fioravanti vs. Brodie Farber