Injured knee forces Dennis Hallman out at UFC Fight Night 24

By John Morgan

Longtime MMA veteran Dennis Hallman (42-13-2 MMA, 3-4 UFC) has been forced to withdraw from March’s UFC Fight Night 24 event. ( today learned from sources close to the event that knee injury suffered in training has forced Hallman to bow out of a planned matchup with T.J. Waldburger (13-5 MMA, 1-0 UFC).

Hallman’s replacement foe has not yet been determined.

UFC Fight Night 24 takes place March 26 at KeyArena in Seattle and airs live on Spike TV. A light-heavyweight tilt between Phil Davis and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira headlines the card.

A Washington native, “Superman” had been on a bit of a tear inside the octagon. He sent Karo Parisyan out of the organization with a first-round TKO victory at UFC 123 this past November and did the same to Ben Saunders after a decision win at UFC 117 earlier in the year. Prior to the wins, he re-signed with the promotion in late 2009 and was well on his way to a points with over John Howard before being caught with a punch that put him out at The Ultimate Fighter 10 Finale.


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