Pat Barry on upcoming Cro Cop fight: “It’s not going out of round one”

Pat Barry (5-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) (gushes and talks about his man crush on Mirko Cro Cop (26-7-2 MMA, 3-3 UFC) in great detail for three-and-a-half minutes. Then Barry is asked, “Are you going to win?”

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“UFC 115: Liddell vs Franklin” in-depth video preview

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

Legends Liddell and Franklin clash in first ever UFC event in Vancouver

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

It’s official, UFC 115 will take place in Vancouver on June 12

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

Chuck Liddell vs. Rich Franklin being touted for UFC 115 on June 12 (updated)

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 However, UFC President Dana White has since issued a statement … Read more

MMA legal in Vancouver!

Vancouver, British Columbia, will allow MMA on a two-year trial basis.

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.

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