The UFC Fight Night 17 card has begun to take shape as Mac Danzig vs. Josh Neer and Amir Sadollah vs. Nick Catone have been added to the lineup for the Spike TV-broadcast event which will take place at The Pearl at The Palms Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.
Danzig, the winner of The Ultimate Fighter 6 welterweight tournament who has since dropped to the 155-pound lightweight division, opened his UFC career with back-to-back victories over Tommy Speer and Mark Bocek, but was defeated by Clay Guida at UFC Fight Night 15 in December. Neer, who holds a 3-3 record in the UFC, was also last in action at UFN 15, losing to Nate Diaz via split decision in the night’s main event.
Sadollah, the winner of The Ultimate Fighter 7 middleweight tournament, was originally slated to face Catone on the UFC 91 main card earlier this month but the bout was postponed due to a leg infection suffered by Sadollah. Prior to appearing on the reality series Sadollah had no professional experience, but advanced to the finals where he defeated CB Dollaway via first-round submission in his pro debut to claim the title. Catone is an undefeated Ring of Combat veteran who has earned first-round TKOs in his last three fights.