Dennis Hallman, otherwise known as "Banana Hammock" will drop to 155 for his next fight. At UFC 140 in Toronto, Hallman will square off with up-and-comer John Makdessi.
As many of your remember, probably due to the mental scarring that occurred, Hallman came to the ring in a "banana hammock" to fight Brian Ebersole at UFC 133.
This will be the first time Halman's fought at 155 pounds since 2001 when he lost a title shot to then UFC lightweight champion Jens Pulver. Hallman has a ton of experience with a record of 50-14-2. His opponent at UFC 140 John Makdessi is 9-0. This is definitely a huge step up in competition for Makdessi and a stylistic nightmare for him. Makdessi is a pure striker with 7 of his 9 wins coming via TKO/KO. In Hallman's 50 wins, 39 have come via submission. Hallman knows how to get the fight to the ground and once there, sinks in the submission. Makdessi has his work cut out for him.
The main reason I did this blog is to make sure that Dennis "Superman" Hallman gets a nickname change. From now on, all should call him Dennis "Banana Hammock" Hallman.