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UFC UK: Birmingham October 18th

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The UFC's march thru the UK continues in October ...


The UFC's next European show will be held in Birmingham, England on Saturday October 18th.

UFC VP Marc Ratner made the announcement on the Setanta Television, the UFC's TV partner in Great Britain. The show had been rumored about since UFC 85, at which Michael Bisping intimated in an interview with The Telegraph that he would possibly be on the card in Birmingham. The latest Brit signing Dan Hardy is slated to be on the card. The most likely venue for the show would be The NEC Arena.



The plan for Silva/Okami was before this new fight with James Irvin, it is unclear if that is still the idea. Anderson Silva now reportedly wants to fight 5-6 times a year, and they're giving him what he wants because he was so pissed about the Roy Jones fight being shot down

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Post #1   6/23/08 3:15:34PM   

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I wasn't that into Silva but if he stays this active I will have to rethink I views.

Post #2   6/23/08 3:32:34PM   

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A. Silva vs Okami for the title
Leben vs Bisping
Dan Hardy vs Paul Kelly

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Naaa.....I thought he was fighting Irvin? By the way when are they going to go outside of England, I know they did it in Ireland once...right....but how about Spain, Italy, or Germany??

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Posted by jae_1833

Naaa.....I thought he was fighting Irvin? By the way when are they going to go outside of England, I know they did it in Ireland once...right....but how about Spain, Italy, or Germany??



He is fighting James Irvin, but that only July 19th....so he still expected to fight Okami on October, that of course if no unjury is suffered when he fights Irvin....

And about international expansion into the countries you mentioned, they are working on that, and thats one of the reason Frank ferttita resigned from his casino job (to handle international business)

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Only way I see Silva not fighting here is a serious injury or medical suspension. Otherwise this is a good time for Okami to get his title shot.

Post #6   6/23/08 4:13:08PM   

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Bisping should fight in the UK everytime they are there. He is a huge draw for them. This go around would be great to see him finally fight Leben. Silva vs. Okami should be on the card as well. They will load up on the UK fighters for the card. Should be a solid night.

Post #7   6/23/08 8:05:58PM