The UFC on FOX 2 card is starting to fill up and today Joe Silva added a lightweight clash between submission specialist Paul Sass against the well-rounded Evan Dunham. Both men are looking to get themselves into position for a potential title run in 2012. The bout is expected to take place on the nights preliminary portion of the card.
News of the bout was first reported by ESPN.com.
Nicknamed “Sassangle”, the British native has racked up an impressive eight of 12 wins by triangle choke. Three of his other victories have come by way of heel hook. After going undefeated in the Liverpool local scene, Sass made his UFC debut at UFC 120 where he submitted Mark Holst with a triangle choke and earned the Submission of the Night bonus for his effort. In his most recent bout, Sass tapped out TUF alum Michael Johnson with a heel hook at UFC Live 6, Sass’ first fight in the US.
Once on the brink of a title shot, Dunham fell on hard times after back to back losses to former champion Sean Sherk and Melvin Guillard. He bounced back in his last fight against Shamar Bailey though, picking him apart on the feet en route to a dominating unanimous decision victory. Dunham is 12-2 in his professional career and holds victories over notable names like Tyson Griffin, Efrain Escudero, and Marcus Aurelio.
UFC on FOX 2 is scheduled for January 28 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. The event will be headlined by a light heavyweight showdown between former champion Rashad Evans and undefeated top contender Phil Davis.
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