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Sean Sherk vs. Evan Dunham Penciled In for UFC 119, Barring Injury


(Dunham and Escudero at UFC Fight Night 20. Tickets to the gun show are free, but nobody leaves without paying. Photo courtesy of washingtonpost.com)

Returning from a decision loss to Frank Edgar at UFC 98 and a year of injuries, Sean Sherk will attempt to return to the Octagon (fingers crossed) at UFC 119 (September 25th, Indianapolis), where he’ll face undefeated rising star Evan Dunham. With a 4-0 record in the Octagon and big wins this year over Tyson Griffin and Efrain Escudero, Dunham may finally experience what it’s like to be a favorite against the former UFC lightweight champ. To be honest, Sherk isn’t much of a step up for Dunham, who soundly defeated Griffin last month, but it’s another solid opportunity for the 28-year-old Xtreme Couture product to build his name.

Sherk was supposed to return to action last October at UFC 104 against Gleison Tibau, but had to pull out due to a shoulder injury. He was rescheduled for a UFC 108 meeting against Jim Miller, but again withdrew after suffering a cut over his eye in training. In March, Sherk was slated to face Clay Guida at UFC on Versus 1. You can probably guess how that turned out.

Despite earlier reports, Brock Lesnar and Cain Velasquez are not slated to meet at UFC 119. A headliner for the event is yet to be determined, though a Quinton Jackson/Antonio Rogerio Nogueira match is still possible for the main card. Other reported fights include CB Dollaway vs. Joe Doerksen, Melvin Guillard vs. Jeremy Stephens, and Chris Lytle vs. TBA. 

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Angry Whopper- July 9, 2010 at 4:59 am
Sean Sherk my ass. He's getting older and slower by the day. Sure, he looks good - until he gets outpunched and has all his takedown attempts stuffed. Time to drop weight and go WEC or move to Strikeforce. Better still, they don't give a rat's ass what you pump into yourself in Japan, so there's that option too.
DangadaDang- July 8, 2010 at 1:50 pm
Guillard v Stephens is gunna be an awesome slugfest.


Oh, and its Peanut Butter Lytle Time!!!
ArmFarmer- July 8, 2010 at 11:55 am
Sherk will win. He will take Dunham down at will, eventually take his back, and insert the sherkboner. It will still be a decision.
cecils_pupils- July 8, 2010 at 11:28 am
Dunham vs. Sherk will be a great fight. I see Dunham taking this one though.
vomit breath- July 8, 2010 at 10:45 am
go to strikeforce sherk
Lysol- July 8, 2010 at 9:24 am
^^ Isn't he set to fight Joey The Mexicutioner Beltran on this card? Or some card. All I know is that's his next fight.
J-Dog- July 8, 2010 at 8:28 am
Matt "Meathead" Mitrione will definitely be on this card. He lives in Indy and it's been said previously that he'll probably be on it.
Jim Harbaugh Scramble- July 8, 2010 at 7:51 am
Chris Lytle vs. TBA.

TBA? I thought he only fought for Strikeforce?

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What are the odds Sherk makes this fight? I see him pulling out again. The guy is done.
Morningwood- July 8, 2010 at 7:47 am
he might have a sherkboner. But, all his points about his record are accurate. Sherk's only lost to champions, and one soon to be champions.
fatbellyfrank- July 8, 2010 at 7:35 am
^^^Maybe its the steroid thing people don't like,I like Sean Sherk, he's a good scrapper who should give Dunham a decent test, but, he's always gonna have that question mark on his record
Dante- July 8, 2010 at 7:05 am
ArmFarmer has a Sherkboner.
Almost North- July 8, 2010 at 7:02 am
No no Tom Brady's growth-scrapping clone sucks. We just covered this.
ArmFarmer- July 8, 2010 at 6:58 am
I would say a former champion that's only lost a few fights to the best lw's and ww's is a step up in competition. You act like Sean Sherk is some scrub up and comer...

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After double checking with the fight finder:

32-4-1 with the 4 losses being to the two most dominant ww champions of all time, the best lw champion of all time, and the guy that just beat the best lw champ of all time

Yeah you're right, dude sucks
Almost North- July 8, 2010 at 6:42 am
BJ Dollaway. Figures.
fatbellyfrank- July 8, 2010 at 6:41 am
Gives good blow jobs?
Almost North- July 8, 2010 at 6:37 am
Someone please explain to my why CB Dollaway still has a job.
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