Friday, June 20, 2008

Newcomes Dale Hartt and Shannon Gugherty to meet at UFC Fight Night 14

by Dann Stupp on Jun 20, 2008 at 6:00 am ET

Two more UFC newcomers have been scheduled to fight at next month's UFC Fight Night 14 event.

Lightweight fighters Shannon Gugherty (9-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC) and Dale Hartt (5-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) have agreed to meet in an undercard bout at the July 19 event. A source from Gugherty's camp alerted ( of the bout, though Hartt's agent, Ken Pavia, could neither confirm nor deny the fight.

UFC Fight Night 14 takes place at The Palms Las Vegas and airs live on Spike TV.

Gugherty, a longtime veteran of the Total Combat organization, fights out of San Diego with City Boxing. He's currently riding a six-fight win streak, which includes six stoppages (four of which came in the first round).

Gugherty kickstarted his career with a victory over WEC contender Cub Swanson, and in his most recent fight, he delivered Johnny Torres (5-1) his first career loss.

Hartt, who's competed recently for Full Force Productions in Massachusetts, trains under UFC welterweight Marcus Davis in Maine. The 29-year-old is a perfect 5-0 with five stoppages since turning pro in 2004.

UFC Fight Night 14, which was officially announced just this week, will go head-to-head with Affliction's debut card. "Affliction: Banned," which features a star-studded lineup with headliners Fedor Emelianenko and Tim Sylvia, kicks off on FSN before jumping to pay per view for the night's main card.

Gugherty and Hartt join a number of other UFC newcomers tentatively scheduled for the July 19 event, including Johnny Rees, Nate Loughran, Reese Andy, Brad Blackburn and James Giboo.

For the latest on UFC Fight Night 14, check out the MMA Rumors section of

(Pictured: Dale Hartt, courtesy



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