Welterweight veteran Phil Baroni will make his return to the Octagon on November 21 at UFC 106 in Las Vegas against The Ultimate Fighter 7 winner Amir Sadollah, according to a report from Inside Fights citing sources close to both camps.
Baroni (13-11) went 3-5 in 8 UFC bouts between 2001 and 2005, leaving the UFC following four-straight losses. Three-straight defeats to Frank Shamrock, Kala Hose, and Joey Villasenor in 2007 and 2008 caused Baroni to drop down to welterweight, where he won three-straight fights before falling to Joe Riggs in his last fight in June.
Sadollah (1-1) won TUF 7 last June with a first-round submission of CB Dollaway, but was out of action for over a year due to injuries before finally returning last month at UFC 101 to suffer a controversial first-round TKO loss to Johny Hendricks.
UFC 106, which airs live on pay-per-view from the Mandalay Bay Events Center, is headlined by a matchup between heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar and challenger Shane Carwin, and is also rumored to include Tito Ortiz vs. Mark Coleman and Kenny Florian vs. Clay Guida.
Pictured: Amir Sadollah