Three bouts have been added to UFC Fight Night 24 in Seattle.
The UFC recently announced that Seattle, Washington would play host to the upcoming “UFC Fight Night 24: Ortiz vs. Nogueira” and today the promotion announced three fights that will be featured on the card.
In the main event of the evening, former light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz looks for a victory and job security against Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, while former welterweight top contender Dan Hardy seeks redemption against Anthony Johnson in the evening’s co-main event. In the third official bout of the evening, “Ultimate Fighter” winner Amir Sadollah is set to face off against Duane Ludwig in a match up that will likely make the main card on March 29.
With three fights announced, focus seems to remain on Ortiz, who has struggled in recent years. UFC President Dana White is one of the many who has noticed and says that Ortiz’s time in the Octagon could be over depending on the result of the March fight.
“This is a must-win fight for Ortiz,” White said in today’s press release. “Everyone knows that Tito and I have had a rocky relationship, but he’s been with us since I started this company, and we’re on good terms now. This is the biggest fight of his career. ‘Lil Nog’ is ranked in the top 10, and a win puts Tito back in the mix.”
“UFC Fight Night: Ortiz vs. Nogueira” is official for Seattle, Washington’s KeyArena on March 29, and the entire main card will be broadcast live and free on Spike TV. Aside from the three announced bouts, a featherweight rematch between Nam Phan and Leonard Garcia is the only other official fight.
Follow @HeavyMMA on Twitter for all the latest MMA news.