A welterweight showdown between The Ultimate Fighter season seven middleweight champion Amir Sadollah and the heavy handed striker known as “Bad” Brad Blackburn is expected to take place at UFC Fight Night 20 according to a recent report from examiner.com.
Taking place on January 11 from the Patriot Center in Faitfax, Virginia, UFC Fight Night 20 will be broadcast live on Spike TV with headlining match-ups of Gray Maynard vs. Nate Diaz along with Efrain Escudero vs. Evan Dunham.
In perhaps the greatest evening of the Xtreme Couture trained fighter’s life, June 21, 2008, Sadollah hit CB Dollaway with a flying armbar to capture the TUF 7 middleweight crown, along with a nice bonus check for “Submission of the Night” honors. Amir’s next outing; not so great, as he was caught with a flurry of punches and stopped early in a bout with Johny Hendricks that took place at UFC 101, before bouncing back with a unanimous decision victory over Phil Baroni at UFC 106.
Blackburn has found his groove since signing with the UFC fresh out of the IFL, winning all three of his bouts in the Octagon over the likes of James Giboo, Ryo Chonan and the heavy handed Edgar Garcia in a back and forth scrap that earned “Fight of the Night” honors.