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UFC 115 to remain in Vancouver, event not heading to Cincinnati

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UFC 115 is a go for Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Less than 24 hours after the promotion gave the city until the end of business today to resolve concerns over the legal liability of holding an event in the city, Vancouver officials have given the June 12 show the green light.

The Canadian Press first reported the event as a go-ahead. MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) has since confirmed the plans with sources close to the event.

Sources close to the situation today told the Vancouver Sun that city officials reached an agreement to hold the event during a three-hour emergency council meeting late Tuesday night.

The impasse centered on the council's concern that a fighter or party could sue the city if an injury or mishap took place during an event.

Marc Ratner, vice president of UFC regulatory affairs, on Tuesday told MMAjunkie.com that he was not giving up on Vancouver as UFC 115's destination after reports surfaced that the regulatory snafu had forced the promotion to consider moving the show to Cincinnati, Ohio.

"We're certainly working hand in hand with the mayor's office and the city council, and hopefully we have what they want," Ratner said. "The fight is still going forward as we speak."

UFC 115 will be the fourth event to be held on Canadian soil and the first event held in the Canadian province of British Columbia...

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Post #1   3/31/10 10:25:12PM   

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I saw this, it'll be nice for people near Cincinnati to have an event again, and you know they'll be packed in, but this also sucks for people in BC

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Posted by Caesarrrr

I saw this, it'll be nice for people near Cincinnati to have an event again, and you know they'll be packed in, but this also sucks for people in BC



Yes, but in reverse.

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Post #3   3/31/10 10:53:09PM   

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Completely read this wrong, you're definitely right, my bad.

Post #4   3/31/10 11:14:07PM   

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Posted by Caesarrrr

Completely read this wrong, you're definitely right, my bad.



That's OK...the opposite headline was out just a couple of days ago.

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Post #5   4/1/10 12:25:16AM   

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Yay I'm happy again

now to score some tickets lol

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Glad to hear this since my friend had already bought his plane tickets.

Plus this should hopefully push Ontario toward legalizing MMA. We're getting left behind!

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I think cincy might get a event this year

Post #8   4/1/10 7:23:47PM   

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this will sell out in 5 minutes, guaranteed . hope your buddy gets tix before he gets here or hell be payin the bandits, err brokers outside 10times face value.
I have a pal who says hes a member of a ufc club that lets him buy the day before the masses can buy. Im hoping he comes thru.

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Post #10   4/2/10 5:18:53PM