Top-10 ranked lightweight Kenny Florian will make his 145-pound debut against top-10 featherweight Diego Nunes at UFC 131 on June 11 in Vancouver.
It appears UFC heavyweight contender Shane Carwin (12-1) will be returning to action on June 11 at UFC 131 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. No opponent has been named yet.
VANCOUVER, B.C. – On Saturday, June 12, for the first time ever, the Ultimate Fighting Championship will hold an event in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. “UFC 115: Liddell vs. Franklin” will feature the return to the Octagon of two of the biggest stars professional mixed martial arts has ever seen, Chuck “The Iceman” Liddell and … Read more
CHUCK “THE ICEMAN” LIDDELL VS. RICH “ACE” FRANKLIN AT UFC 115 Live from General Motors Place, Saturday June 12, 2010 – Tickets on sale Thursday, April 15 at 10 a.m. PT Las Vegas, NV (USA) – “Fans and media have been asking me for weeks what is happening on The Ultimate Fighter® Season 11, saying … Read more
LAS VEGAS, Nev. – The Ultimate Fighting Championship will hold UFC 115 in the city of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada at General Motors Place on Saturday, June 12, the organization announced on Thursday. Earlier this week it looked as though the event would have to be moved to back to the to the States due … Read more
CANADA – A light heavyweight match-up between former UFC champions Chuck “The Iceman” Liddell (21-7) and Rich “Ace” Franklin (27-5-0, 1 NC) is likely to take place at UFC 115 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada on June 12 according to a report posted Saturday at Sherdog.com. However, UFC President Dana White has since issued a statement … Read more
The City of Vancouver has legalized MMA in Vancouver during their council session today. The motion to allow MMA on at two year trial basis was passed by a vote of 6-3. Councillors Meggs, Stevenson, Anton, Chow, Deal, Jang voted for MMA legalization, while Councillors Woodsworth, Reimer, Louie voted against MMA.
Smaller promotions may still be out of luck as they will have to purchase enough insurance to indemnify the City of Vancouver from any liabilities. There is no idea how much insurance would be required. The City Manager will determine the appropriate amount.
Earlier this week, a report was prepared for the Vancouver City Council that was very favorable to MMA. Today the Council debated the report and decided in favor of sanctioning MMA.