Monday, June 02, 2008

Rob Yundt to fight Rob Kimmons at June 21 UFC event

Originally posted by Dann Stupp and Bruce "PhyteGuru" Huckfeldt on Jun 02, 2008 at 4:29 pm ET

Veteran middleweight Rob Kimmons (20-3 MMA, 0-0 UFC) will finally get a shot in the UFC when he replaces an injured Alessio Sakara (12-7 MMA, 3-4) at The Ultimate Fighter 7 Finale.

Kimmons will meet Rob Yundt (6-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) at the event, which takes place June 21 at The Palms Las Vegas.

A source from the Kimmons camp told ( that the fighter was recently offered and signed for the bout. Sakara, meanwhile, told us that a broken ankle forced his withdraw from the Spike TV event.

We reported the short-lived Sakara-Yundt fight last week.

Kimmons, 27, has fought throughout the world during his five-year career. The Kansas City native has won 11 of his past 12 fights -- all but one via first-round stoppage. In fact, of his 20 career victories, 16 have come via first-round stoppage. His only losses were to a trio of UFC veterans: Marvin Eastman, Ryan Jensen and Joe Riggs.

Yundt, meanwhile, hopes to shake off the effects of his first career loss. After a successful career with the Alaska Fighting Championship, Yundt replaced an ill Alan Belcher at UFC 81 and suffered a first-round submission loss to Ricardo Almeida.

The June event, which features Evan Tanner vs. Kendall Grove in the night's main event, will also crown a champion from "The Ultimate Fighter: Team Rampage vs. Team Forrest."

For the latest fight card from The Ultimate Fighter 7 Finale, check out the MMA Rumors section of



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Come on Rob Kimmons,Let's go to work!!!!

11:14 AM  
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11:41 PM  

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