Although the event poster for “UFC Fight Night 24” has yet to be updated, the world’s premier MMA promotion waits for nothing. The roster for the March 26th event is once again complete, as Antonio Rogerio Nogueira will face Phil Davis in the card’s featured attraction.
Little Nog was scheduled fight Tito Ortiz, but an injury over the weekend forced “The Huntington Beach Bad Boy” off the Spike TV broadcast. Davis was instantly dubbed Ortiz’s replacement, however today’s announcement made it official.
“Mr. Wonderful” was stuck in the mud after Matt Hamill was pulled from their UFC 129 matchup. Hamill is now facing former light heavyweight champ Quinton “Rampage” Jackson at UFC 130. Although Davis was hoping to showcase his skills in front of 55,000ish screaming Canadians, a headliner spot opposite an MMA legend is a decent consolation prize.
Key Arena in Seattle, Washington will host the event.
Here is the freebie fight card’s finalized roster:
Dennis Hallman vs. T.J. Waldburger
Mario Miranda vs. Aaron Simpson
Sean McCorkle vs. Christian Morecraft
Michael McDonald vs. Nick Pace
John Hathaway vs. Kris McCray
Jon Madsen vs. Mike Russow
Alex Caceres vs. Mackens Semerzier
Leonard Garcia vs. Nam Phan
Duane “Bang” Ludwig vs. Amir Sadollah
Dan Hardy vs. Anthony Johnson
Antonio Rogerio Nogueira vs. Phil Davis