The revolving door for fighters has started for the UFC 54 main card and the first one out is Dave Strasser, who lost by KO last weekend in Japan.
His replacement will be mixed martial artist and pro kickboxer, Brian Gassaway. Diego Sanchez, who will be making his first official appearance in the UFC in August should have plenty of time to change his gameplan from readying for Strasser to taking on Gassaway.
Brian Gassaway, who trains with “Mr. International” Shonie Carter, is 21-12-1 in professional MMA competition, but has yet to make it to one of the major shows like the UFC or Pride. More notably on Gassaway’s resume is a 10-0 professional kickboxing record which should clue fans in right away that he will probably try to keep this fight standing.
Gassaway, who comes into this fight with a ton of experience hasn’t faired too well against top flight competition. Although he does have an impressive amount of wins, his losses have come to top shelf fighters such as Yuki Kondo, Ikuhisa Minowa, and Vernon White.
Sanchez vs. Gassaway should be an entertaining fight and a good test for the “Ultimate Fighter” winner.