Monday, February 19, 2007

Imes Returns to Face Herring at UFC 69

‘The Hillbilly Heartthrob’ is back. After a layoff of a year and a day come fight night, ‘Ultimate Fighter 2’ finalist Brad Imes makes his return to the Octagon on April 7th when he faces perennial heavyweight contender Heath Herring at UFC 69 in Houston, Texas.

The 6 foot 7 Imes, owner of a 2-2 UFC record (5-2 overall), is coming off two losses that were anything but defeats in the eyes of MMA fans, as he left it all in the Octagon in his entertaining wars with Rashad Evans and Dan Christison.

Sidelined by injury, Imes hasn’t seen any action since the April 2006 loss to Christison, but now back at 100%, the Missouri native is ready to reintroduce himself to the MMA world with his bout against Herring.

UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St. Pierre defends his crown for the first time against TUF4 winner Matt Serra in the main event of UFC 69: Shootout, and the card also features a welterweight showdown between two of the division’s brightest young stars, Diego Sanchez and Josh Koscheck.

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