Jesse Taylor vs. C.B. Dollaway at UFC Fight Night 14
by Dann Stupp on Jul 01, 2008 at 9:33 pm ET
"The Ultimate Fighter 7" runner-up C.B. Dollaway (6-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) will meet ousted finalist Jesse Taylor (6-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC) at a recently announced UFC Fight Night 14 event.
MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) today confirmed the July 19 fight with sources close to both fighters.
UFC Fight Night 14, which features a main event between UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva and James Irvin (in a non-title light-heavyweight bout), takes place at The Palms Las Vegas and was organized to counter the "Affliction: Banned" card.
The Taylor-Dollaway fight had been rumored for much of the past week.
Taylor, who defeated Tim Credeur for a ticket into the finals of "The Ultimate Fighter: Team Rampage vs. Team Forrest," was kicked out of the finals when Dana White received a tape of the drunken fighter kicking out a window of a limousine and harassing guests at Palace Station, a casino owned by Frank and Lorenzo Fertitta, the UFC's primary owners. The rampage took place after the show finished airing.
White, though, said he planned to give Taylor a second chance.
It'll come with Dollaway, the guy who defeated Credeur to take Taylor's spot in the live finale. There, Dollaway suffered a defeat to show winner Amir Sadollah -- the same fighter who knocked him out of the show's semifinal round. It was the Arizona State University All-American wrestker's first career loss.
Should be a decent fight.