UFC Fight Night 24: Nogueira vs. Davis
UFC Fight Night 24 is an upcoming mixed martial arts event to be held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship to be held on March 26, 2011 at the Key Arena in Seattle, Washington.
On February 19, 2011 UFC president Dana White announced that Tito Ortiz has been forced out of the UFC Fight Night 24 main event, and Phil Davis has been tapped as a replacement opponent for Antonio Rogerio Nogueira. MMAjunkie.com later reported that an accidental training-session headbutt forced Ortiz to receive 22 stitches. An MRI and CT scan indicated no serious damage, but the wound was severe enough to force Ortiz to withdraw from the bout.
On March 5, 2011 UFC officials announced that an injured sternum has forced slugger Duane Ludwig out of a planned Welterweight bout with The Ultimate Fighter 7: Team Jackson vs. Team Forrest winner Amir Sadollah and that Ludwig would be replaced by The Ultimate Fighter 9: United States vs. United Kingdom winner James Wilks. Later that day MMA Junkie reported that a knee injury suffered in training has forced Dennis Hallman to bow out of a preliminary card matchup with T.J. Waldburger.
On March 14, 2011 UFC officials announced that The Ultimate Fighter 9: United States vs. United Kingdom DaMarques Johnson would replace Wilks and become the third scheduled opponent for Sadollah at the event.
On March 16, 2011 MMAWeekly announced that undefeated Edwin Figueroa would replace Nick Pace and now meets fellow bantamweight Michael McDonald. Later in the day UFC officials announced that Chan Sung Jung would replace Nam Phan against Leonard Garcia in a rematch of their 2010 Fight of the Year contending bout and that Johny Hendricks had agreed to step in against Waldburger.
Official Fight Card
- Light Heavyweight Bout: Antonio Rogerio Nogueira vs. Phil Davis
- Welterweight Bout: Dan Hardy vs. Anthony Johnson
- Featherweight Bout: Leonard Garcia vs. Chan Sung Jung
- Welterweight Bout: Amir Sadollah vs. James Wilks
- Featherweight Bout: Alex Carceres vs. Mackens Semerzier
- Heavyweight Bout: Jon Madsen vs. Mike Russow
- Welterweight Bout: John Hathaway vs. Kris McCray
- Bantamweight Bout: Michael McDonald vs. Edwin Figueroa
- Heavyweight Bout: Sean McCorkle vs. Christian Morecraft
- Middleweight Bout: Aaron Simpson vs. Mario Miranda
- Welterweight Bout: T.J. Waldburger vs. Johny Hendricks
- Lightweight Bout: Nik Lentz vs. Waylon Lowe
|Lightweight||Nik Lentz||Waylon Lowe||Submission (Guillotine Choke)||3||2:24|
|Middleweight||Aaron Simpson||Mario Miranda||Decision (Unanimous)||3||5:00|
|Welterweight||Johny Hendricks||Anthony Waldburger||TKO (Punches)||1||1:35||Hendricks won Knockout of the Night Honors|
|Heavyweight||Christian Morecraft||Sean McCorkle||Technical Submission (Guillotine Choke)||2||4:10|
|Bantamweight||Michael McDonald||Edwin Figueroa||Decision (Unanimous)||3||5:00||Fight won Fight of the Night Honors|
|Welterweight||John Hathaway||Kris McCray||Decision (Split)||3||5:00|
|Featherweight||Mackens Semerzier||Alex Caceres||Submission (Rear Naked Choke)||1||3:18|
|Heavyweight||Mike Russow||Jon Madsen||TKO (Doctor Stoppage)||2||5:00|
|Featherweight||Chan Sung Jung||Leonard Garcia||Submission (Twister)||2||4:59||Jung won Submission of the Night Honors|
|Welterweight||Amir Sadollah||DaMarques Johnson||Submission (Elbows)||2||3:27|
|Welterweight||Anthony Johnson||Dan Hardy||Decision (Unanimous)||3||5:00|
|Light Heavyweight||Phil Davis||Antonio Rogerio Nogueira||Decision (Unanimous)||3||5:00|