Phil Baroni Makes UFC Return Against Amir Sadollah

Written by Tom Ngo
September 2nd, 2009

It is being reported that MMA veteran Phil Baroni will be ending his four-year Octagon hiatus to meet “Ultimate Fighter” Season 7 winner Amir Sadollah at UFC 106 on November 21st. The middleweight scrap will take place inside the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

According to MMAJunkie.com, both fighters have agreed to the fight and bout contracts should be signed and submitted shortly.

Baroni was punted from the UFC following his 2005 UFC 51 loss to Pete Sell, it was his 4th straight L. Although Baroni owns a mundane 13-11 record, he’s one of the sport’s most controversial figures.

He was last seen dropping a unanimous decision to Joe Riggs at “Strikeforce: Lawler vs. Shields” this past June. The revamped organization decided to cut ties with him immediately after the convincing defeat.

Speaking of controversial, Sadollah is looking to bounce back from a quick-trigger stoppage in his UFC 101 bout against Johny Hendricks.  The Xtreme Couture-trained fighter was rocked in the opening seconds of his fight, however appeared to be intelligently defending himself before the referee pulled Hendricks off of him 29 seconds into their bout.

UFC 106 will be headlined by UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar’s title defense against the undefeated Shane Carwin.

Here are the other fighters rumored to be competing in the pay-per-view broadcast:

Dustin Hazelett vs. Karo Parisyan
Phil Baroni vs. Amir Sadollah
Ricardo Almeida vs. Jon Fitch
Tito Ortiz vs. Mark Coleman
Shane Carwin vs. Brock Lesnar (UFC Heavyweight Champion)

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