MMAJunkie.com is reporting that a bout between Amir Sadollah (3-1) and Dong Hyun Kim (12-0-1) for UFC 114 has been verbally agreed to by both fighters.
Amir Sadollah participated in and won the seventh installment of the popular “The Ultimate Fighter” reality series in 2008. The win netted the Richmond, VA resident a contract for him to prove himself inside the Octagon. However, being plagued by injuries, Sadollah’s post-TUF career did not get underway until more than a year later when he took on Johny Hendricks at UFC 101 and lost via TKO (punches) in a fight many thought was stopped early. Sadollah came back and posted two stellar performances against Phil Baroni and Brad Blackburn, earning unanimous decision wins over both. Sadollah holds a black belt in Sambo and is thoroughly trained in Muay Thai.
Undefeated Korean judoka Dong Hyun Kim made his way into the UFC after making a name for himself in the DEEP fight promotion where he earned five knockouts, one submission, one unanimous decision win and one draw in eight fights. Kim appeared at UFC 84 against Jason Tan and won by TKO due to elbow strikes. He went on from there to squeak by Matt Brown with a split decision win at UFC 88. Kim took on fellow Judo player Karo Parisyan at UFC 94 five months later and earned what would have been his first loss until the split decision was overturned when Parisyan tested positive for banned substances. “Stun Gun” last appeared at UFC 100 where he defeated TJ Grant by unanimous decision.
UFC 114 will take place on MAy 29 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada and will also feature fights between Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Rashad Evans, Forrest Griffin and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, and Diego Sanchez and John Hathaway.