Dave Herman Returns to Face Shane Del Rosario at UFC 162

April 11, 2013
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Dave Herman and John-Olav Einemo at UFC 131Dave Herman and Shane Del Rosario will square off at UFC 162 on July 6 in Las Vegas.

UFC officials on Thursday announced the new heavyweight bout.

Herman (21-5) has his back against the wall. Not only did he just recently get cleared to fight following a stint in rehab after he tested positive for marijuana metabolites in relation to his last fight, but Herman is on a three-fight skid.

He has lost consecutive bouts to Stefan Struve, Roy Nelson and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira. The UFC’s roster is currently on overflow, so there’s not a lot of slack for a fighter on a losing streak. Adding a fourth loss would almost assuredly spell disaster for Herman.

Del Rosario (11-2) isn’t in much of a better position than Herman. Although he entered the Octagon undefeated in his first 11 fights, the Strikeforce transfer has yet to score a victory under the UFC banner.

Del Rosario was knocked out by both Stipe Miocic and Pat Barry in the Octagon.

UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva puts his belt on the line against No. 1 contender Chris Weidman in the UFC 162 main event.

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  • falloniousWolf

    The talent pool of the UFC is just amazing. Unbelievable!

    Stipe Miosic and Shane Del Rosario were considered two of the next big things in MMA based on their performances outside the UFC.

    But the stronger of the two (Stipe) loses to a gatekeeper in the UFC in Stefan Struve and the weaker of the two loses to Pat Barry, a guy who can’t even beat Cheick Kongo who himself is a gatekeeper.

    The loser leaves UFC should be the rule here. There is a strong chance that neither PeeWee nor Shane will make champion at a minor league given that Josh Barnett is still out there.

    As much as I sometimes can’t stand Dana, I gotta admit that the UFC is the official major league of MMA.

  • with Dana’s raging fighter cuts lately…I am surprised Dave Herman still have a job

    • bajafox

      Same here, I didn’t even know he was still on the roster…somehow I thought he had already been cut

      • falloniousWolf

        or ben rothwell for that matter

  • Jeff Rosenberg

    dave stoner herman is still in the UFC ? wtf ? is he giving BJ to DANA ? lmfao

  • yoyomama

    David Herman still has a job? 3 fight losing streak and tested positive