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Amir Sadollah off UFC Fight Night 17 card due to injury

Season seven winner of The Ultimate Fighter reality television show Amir Sadollah has been forced to pull out of a Feb. 7 at UFC Fight Night 17 vs. Nick Catone due to injury.

FiveOuncesOfPain.com was informed of the news by a source close to the fight earlier this afternoon.

This marks the second time in which a proposed Sadollah vs. Catone bout was postponed due to an injury sustained by Sadollah. The two had previously been scheduled to fight at UFC 91 this past November but Sadollah was forced to withdraw due to a foot injury.

It is unclear whether a replacement opponent will be found for Catone or whether he his debut with the promotion will be moved to another card.

Both Sadollah and Catone have fighting roots on the East Coast with Sadollah having made a name for himself as an amateur while a part of Team Combat at the Combat Sports Center in Richmond, Virginia.

Meanwhile, Catone has fought for two major regional promotions on the East Coast and currently trains in New Jersey.

Sadollah had never fought pro before being selected to compete on the seventh season of “The Ultimate Fighter,” where he successfully defeated Gerald Harris, Matt Brown, and C.B. Dollaway (twice) en route to becoming the winner of the show’s middleweight tournament.