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UFC Confirms Terrell Injury, Doerksen In Against Herman

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Terrell out with injury; Doerksen steps up to fight Herman at UFC 78

By Thomas Gerbasi

After David Terrell was forced to withdraw from his UFC 78 bout against Ed Herman due to an ankle injury, veteran middleweight contender Joe Doerksen has decided to step up to face the Ultimate Fighter 3 finalist on November 17th at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.

Doerksen (39-10), a native of New Bothwell, Manitoba, Canada, will be returning to the UFC for the first time since his March 2006 bout against Nate Marquardt at UFC 58. Since his last Octagon appearance, the 30-year old has won seven of eight bouts (all wins coming via submission or TKO), with his only defeat coming at the hands of current WEC middleweight champion Paulo Filho. In `Short Fuse’ Herman (15-4), Doerksen will be facing a hard-charging up and comer who is currently riding a two fight UFC winning streak.

Tickets for UFC 78, which is headlined by the light heavyweight showdown between unbeatens Rashad Evans and Michael Bisping, as well as a 205-pound matchup between Houston Alexander and Thiago Silva, are on sale now.


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