Chase Sherman
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Rescheduled against Porter
HeavyweightUFC
May 30, 2021
Sherman's formerly scheduled heavyweight bout against Parker Porter has been rebooked for the UFC event scheduled for Aug. 21, MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Sherman was originally supposed to face Porter in mid-April, but he ended up losing a decision to veteran Andrei Arlovski after Porter was forced to withdraw. Sherman ended up with a six-month medical suspension due to several lower leg injuries, but it seems he's received the proper clearance given the announcement came just weeks after the suspension was handed down. Porter, meanwhile, last competed in November with a decision victory over Josh Parisian. Sherman will enter this matchup with four-inch height and three-inch reach advantages.
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Multiple lower-body injuries
HeavyweightUFC
April 29, 2021
Sherman has been suspended 180 days by the Nevada Athletic Commission pending medical clearance of left knee, right foot and right leg injuries, MMAJunkie.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Sherman not only lost this fight as a favorite, but it's looking like he'll need some time on the sidelines as well. Of opponent Andrei Arlovski's 105 significant strikes landed in the match, 25 of them came via leg kicks. With several lower-body injuries to tend to, Sherman will have to sit out until the fall unless cleared earlier by a physician.
Drops decision in Vegas
HeavyweightUFC
April 17, 2021
Sherman lost to Andrei Arlovski via unanimous decision (28-29, 28-29, 28-29) at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Las Vegas.
ANALYSIS
This one was straightforward, with Sherman winning Round 1 and Arlovski taking Rounds 2 and 3. Sherman was responsible for the biggest moment of the fight when he had Arlovski on the ropes in the later stages of the first frame, but he was unable to close the deal. Sherman's lack of productivity over the course of the final ten minutes was likely the result of an injury which left him unable to plant on his lead leg. He told his corner as much in between rounds. Sherman has proven to be nothing more than roster depth over the course of two separate runs with the company, posting a 3-6 record.
Gets new opponent
HeavyweightUFC
April 7, 2021
Sherman will fight Andrei Arlovski instead of Parker Porter (undisclosed) at UFC Vegas 24 on April 17, Mike Heck of MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
It's unclear why Porter is unable to fight next weekend. Sherman won in his return to the UFC last May, but he had since served a banned substances suspension. The 31-year-old will return to the Octagon against Arlovski, who lost via submission to Tom Aspinall in February. Arlovski is 3-2-0 over his last five appearances.
Paired with Parker Porter
HeavyweightUFC
January 29, 2021
Sherman will take on Parker Porter on April 17, MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Sherman won a TKO victory over Ike Villanueva in May to open his second stint with the UFC but has spent the time since then serving a USADA suspension. The nine-month ban was handed out in October but backdated to May, the date of the test, so he'll be eligible to fight again by April. In Porter, he'll face a fighter who owns a 1-1 record at the UFC level
Suspended for failed drug test
HeavyweightUFC
October 20, 2020
Sherman has been suspended for nine months by the USADA following a failed drug test, MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Sherman tested positive for anastrozole, which is an anti-estrogen drug that is a banned substance for all athletes competing in the UFC. The test was administered before his most recent fight on May 13 when he defeated Ike Villanueva via TKO. Sherman will be ineligible to fight again until February 13, 2021.