Evan Dunham will look to bounce back from an injury and a loss when he returns in September to face Shamar Bailey at UFC Fight Night: Shields vs. Ellenberger.
UFC officials announced the new bout late Saturday night.
Following a great start to his UFC career, Evan Dunham first fell victim to bad judging at UFC 119, losing to former lightweight champion Sean Sherk in a bout just about everyone including UFC President Dana White scored in Dunham’s favor.
Then the Oregon native ran into an absolute sledgehammer named Melvin Guillard during his last fight where he was TKO’d in the first round. An injury sidelined Dunham from a fight earlier this year, and so now he’ll look to return on Sept 17 in New Orleans.
Former ‘Ultimate Fighter’ competitor Shamar Bailey stands in Dunham’s way of getting back on the winning track.
An experienced veteran, Bailey came up short in his bid to win the reality show, but was able to pick up a victory during the season finale back in June.
Bailey and Dunham meet as part of the undercard to the welterweight main event between former Strikeforce champion Jake Shields and Jake Ellenberger.