John “Doomsday” Howard has re-signed with the and will be returning to the octagon at UFC Fight Night: Shogun Vs Sonnen. Howard steps in on short notice for Josh Samman, who was a replacement him for Nick Ring, to take on The Ultimate Fighter runner up Uriah Hall. Howard has gone 6-1 with five finishes since leaving the UFC in 2011.
The Boston Herald was the first to report the bout change. UFC Fight Night: Shogun Vs Sonnen takes place in Boston on Saturday August 17 and the event will kick off the first card on FOX’s new channel Fox Sports 1. In the main event, Mauricio ”˜Shogun’ Rua will take on Chael Sonnen in a five round bout. The last time the UFC was in Boston was for UFC 118: Edgar Vs Penn II at the TD Garden, and that is where this card will be as well.
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