Fight Announcements: Hallman to Return at UFC 106, Silva to Replace Miller & More

Dennis Hallman. Photo by Tracy Lee/

— Slick grappler and longtime veteran Dennis Hallman will reportedly make his official return to the UFC against John Howard at UFC 106, which will likely take place on November 21 in Las Vegas. Hallman has not fought in the UFC since dropping a unanimous decision to Jorge Rivera at UFC 55. Howard has earned a pair of split decisions over Tamdan McCrory and Chris Wilson in his two UFC bouts. [MMA Junkie]

— Dan Miller has reportedly been forced to withdraw from his scheduled UFC Fight Night 19 bout against “Ultimate Fighter” product C.B. Dollaway and will be replaced by UFC newcomer Jay Silva. Miller is said to be suffering from an undisclosed infection. Silva will make his UFC debut carrying a five-fight winning streak to start his professional career, including three wins by way of knockout. [MMA Madness]

— A lightweight bout between Terry Etim and Shannon Gugerty will likely be put together for UFC 105, which will take place on November 14 in Manchester, England. After struggling early on his UFC career, Etim has racked up three straight wins, most recently defeating Justin Buccholz via second-round submission at UFC 99. Gugerty was last seen at UFC 100, scoring a first-round submission of Matt Grice. [Fighters Only Magazine]

— Welterweight prospect Ricky Story has reportedly been tapped to face UFC newcomer Brian Foster at UFC 103 on September 19 in Dallas, Texas. Story replaced British striker Paul Daley, who will now face Martin Kampmann at the event. Story fell in his UFC debut at UFC 99, dropping a unanimous decision to John Hathaway. Foster, a protege of former UFC welterweight champ Matt Hughes, has won his last three fights. [MMA Junkie]


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