Two world titles will be on the line for the first time in 2010 when the UFC returns to the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey for UFC 111: St-Pierre vs. Hardy, Saturday, March 27th.
“UFC 111 will see our first two title fights of 2010, and they’re both incredible matchups,” said UFC President Dana White.
In featured bouts, one of the best fighters in the game today, UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre, looks to extend his reign and his six fight winning streak against British bomber Dan “The Outlaw” Hardy. Despite St-Pierre coming into the bout as an overwhelming favorite, White feels that Hardy has the tools to score an upset.
“Georges St-Pierre is pound for pound one of the very best fighters in the world and has been dominant as welterweight champion,” White noted. “But Dan Hardy has the punching power and the confidence to score an upset on March 27th.”
Former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir looks to become only the second man in UFC history to win the championship three times when he takes on number one contender Shane Carwin for the interim UFC heavyweight title.
“I can’t say enough about a fight that has undefeated powerhouse wrestler Shane Carwin taking on former UFC Heavyweight Champion Frank Mir for the interim belt,” said White. “This fight pits Carwin’s one punch KO power versus Mir’s fight-ending submission game. Both of these matches are ‘can’t miss’ fights in terms of action.”
UFC 111: St. Pierre vs. Hardy takes place on March 27, 2010 from the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. It is the first UFC event in New Jersey since UFC 78 in November 2007.