Yet another installment of UFC Fight Night slams the Pacific Northwest and hits hard in the Key Arena of Seattle, Washington this Saturday night with UFC Fight Night 24: Nogueira vs. Davis. The main event has veteran of the game “Lil’ Nog” Antônio Rogério Nogueira (18-4) taking on uprising star, “Mr. Wonderful” Phil Davis (7-0). “Rumble” Anthony Johnson (8-3) steps back in the cage after a lengthy lay-off with the hopes of making former top welterweight contender “The Outlaw” Dan Hardy (23-8) another victim of his knockout power. In a welterweight showcase, fan favorites and The Ultimate Fighter alumni meet when “Darkness” Damarques Johnson (15-8) and Amir Sadollah (4-2) step into the Octagon. In a repeat of 2010’s “Fight of the Year”, “The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung (10-3) steps up on short notice, replacing Nam Phan (18-9), to challenge WEC transplant “Bad Boy” Leonard Garcia (15-6-1) in a featherweight match-up. With Garcia getting the Split Decision victory in the first duel, will the “Zombie” rise from the dead to even the score or will Garcia prove he has Jung figured out? Come March 26, any doubts of their first fight will be answered only to have new questions asked. With the card free on Spike TV, there is no excuse to not tune in.
Hiroshi Izumi defeats James Zikic via split decision (30-29, 29-30, 30-29)
Brian Cobb defeats Kazunori Yokota via split decision (28-28, 29-30, 28-28)*
Maximo Blanco defeats Kiuma Kunioku via KO (punches), Round 1, 4:26
Keita Nakamura defeats Takuya Wada via submission (punches), Round 1, 3:30
Yasubey Enomoto defeats Taisuke Okuno via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-25, 30-25)
Taiyo Nakahara defeats Shintaro Ishiwatari via split decision (19-20, 19-19, 20-20)*
Akitoshi Tamura defeats Shoko Sato via split decision (19-18, 19-20, 20-19)
Shunichi Shimizu defeats Wataru Takahashi via unanimous decision (20-19, 20-18, 20-18)
Manabu Inoue defeats Jae Hyun So via unanimous decision (20-19, 20-18, 20-18)
Kazuo Yakahashi defeats Chang Seob Lee via submission (Armbar), Round 1, 2:28
* indicates judges scored a must-decision.