Lots Of UFC News: Huge Fight Signed, Contracts, More
The Ultimate Fighting Championship® (UFC®) organization today announced that UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson “The Spider” Silva will travel to the hometown of the man he took the title from, Rich “Ace” Franklin, to defend his crown against the popular former titlist in a highly anticipated rematch entitled UFC 77: HOSTILE TERRITORY. This event will take place at U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio, on Saturday, October 20. UFC 77 marks the UFC’s second fight in Ohio this year, and its first fight ever in Cincinnati.
Stephan Bonnar will be holding a seminar on Saturday September 1 from 1-2 pm at Remix MMA, 10322 Gorenflo Rd, D’Iberville MS 228-392-0034 Cost: $60 Must sign up soon to reserve your spot!
Brandon Vera has signed a 6 fight deal with the UFC and will either fight on the UFC 77 card in October of the UFC 78 card in November. Brandon had one fight left on his old deal before he signed his new contract.
Thefightnetwork.com is reporting that Georges St. Pierre is officially at Gregg Jackson’s camp located in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Other fighters who train out of that camp are Rashad Evans, Keith Jardine, Nate Marquardt and others.
The highly-anticipated World Extreme Cagefighting arrival of former UFC lightweight champion Jens Pulver (21-8-1) has been indefinitely put on hold, sources close to the Miletich champ told Sherdog.com Monday evening, due to a knee injury suffered by the popular fighter last Friday.
Rolles Gracie is making his MMA debut and is fighting TUF 2 Veteran Seth Petruzelli at the IFL World Championships on 9/20 in Hollywood, FL.