UFC officials have announced that bantamweights Yves Jabouin and Mike Easton have agreed to do battle at UFC 174 on June 14 in Vancouver, British Columbia. The main event has not been announced at this time, but is expected in the coming weeks. The event will take place at Rogers Arena, which is home to the NHL’s Vancouver Canucks.
UFC Fight Night 35 takes place this evening at the Arena at Gwinnett Center in Duluth, Ga. Middleweights Luke Rockhold and Costa Philippou meet in the night’s main event. UFC Fight Night 35 will air live on FOX Sports 1 starting at 4 p.m. ET, while two preliminary card fights will stream live on UFC Fight Pass beginning at 3 p.m. ET.
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The Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to the Atlanta area Wednesday night as Middleweights Luke Rockhold and Costa Philippou square off in the main event. UFC Fight Night 35 will broadcast live on FOX Sports 1, while a couple preliminary card fights will stream live on UFC Fight Pass, the MMA promotion’s new subscription-based online network.
The next UFC event will take place in Duluth, Georgia, on January 15, and will be headlined by the five round middleweight bout between Luke Rockhold and Costa Philippou. The event will take place at The Arena at Gwinnet Center, and will be the first time the UFC has returned to the Atlanta area since UFC 145.
The following quotes are from tonight’s UFC POSTFIGHT SHOW ON FUEL TV for UFC ON FUEL TV 9: MOUSASI VS. LATIFI. The show was hosted by Jay Glazer, with former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans and UFC middleweight Brian Stann offering analysis. Gareth A Davies conducted fighter interviews on-site.
Fighter weigh-ins for UFC on FUEL TV 9 took place Friday at Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm, Sweden, the same location that will host Saturday’s fight card headlined with a light heavyweight match-up between former Strikeforce light heavyweight champ Gegard Mousasi 33-3-2) and Sweden’s own Ilir Latifi (7-2).
The UFC will end the month of March on a high note as UFC 158 appears to be trending very well PPV wise. The world’s largest MMA promotion will not have another event until the UFC on FUEL TV 9 event that will be headlined by the light heavyweight bout between Alexander Gustafsson and Strikeforce import Gegard Mousasi.