Originally written on MMA Interplay  |  Last updated 11/10/14
After a two year absence heavyweight Todd Duffee is returning to the UFC. He is set to take on Phil De Fries at UFC 155 in Las Vegas on December 29th. The news was originally reported by the Las Vegas Sun on Wednesday and has been confirmed by the UFC. Duffee (7-2) was considered a rising prospect in the UFC’s heavyweight ranks before he was released in 2010. He knocked out Tim Hague at UFC 102 which at that time improved his record to a perfect 6-0. At UFC 114 he was knocked out in the third round by Mike Russow in a fight that Duffee had been controlling. Since his release from the UFC, Duffee has notched a 1-1 record. He suffered a first round knockout loss to Alistair Overeem at the year end Dynamite!! event in 2010. He has since rebounded from that loss to score a 0:34 knockout of Neil Grove at Super Fight League 2 in April. De Fries (9-1) had been scheduled to face Matt Mitrione at UFC 155. However, that bout was scrapped when Mitrione was selected to replace injured Shane Carwin against Roy Nelson at The Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale. De Fries last fought at UFC on FX 4 where he submitted Oli Thompson by rear-naked choke in the first round. Eight of De Fries’ nine career wins have come by submission. Todd Duffee returns at UFC 155, takes on Phil De Fries is a post from: MMA Interplay UFC News
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