Originally posted on 5thRound.com  |  Last updated 7/17/13
Never say never. After getting cut from the UFC two years ago, John “Doomsday” Howard (pictured) has been called back up to the big leagues. Howard will step in as a last-minute substitute to face Uriah Hall at “UFC on Fox Sports 1: Shogun vs. Sonnen.” BostonHerald.com first reported the matchup Wednesday evening, which the UFC confirmed by re-tweeting their post. Hall was perfect through his first four scraps inside the Octagon, but was cut loose after running the reverse trifecta. He’s since rattled off wins in six of his past seven scraps. This marks Hall’s third different assignment for the August 17 event. “The Ultimate Fighter 17″ finalist was initially slated to meet Nick Ring, but visa issues forced Ring out. TUF 17 castmate Josh Samman then agreed to step. No word why Samman was forced to withdraw. Hall owns just a 7-3 professional résumé, but his vicious highlight reel finishes on TUF had fans believing he could one day make a run at UFC gold. He’ll now get the opportunity...
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