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Pittsburgh's Consol Energy Center emerges as frontrunner for UFC on Versus 4

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Two strong options for the UFC's fourth Versus-broadcast event have now narrowed to one.

Sources close to negotiations today told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that Pittsburgh's 19,000-seat Consol Energy Center is a leading candidate to host UFC on Versus 4.

The event is targeted for June 26, though the promotion has yet to make anything official, and Pennsylvania State Athletic Commission said earlier this week that talks are still in the preliminary stages.

Previous UFC on Versus events have touched down in Broomfield, Colo., San Diego, and most recently Louisville, Ky.

The promotion hosted UFC 101 in Philadelphia, and the same city is rumored for a summer event this year. However, Pittsburgh, one of the nation's great sports cities, never has hosted a show.

As of now, two fights are targeted for the June 26 card: Pat Barry vs. Cheick Kongo and Matt Brown vs. Rich Attonito.

Barry comes into the fight with win over Joey Beltran in his most recent performance, and Kongo hopes to rebound from a draw against Travis Browne.

Meanwhile, Matt Brown is in a must-win situation after three consecutive losses, and Attonito is on the mend from his first octagon setback.

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Post #1   3/31/11 4:13:53PM   

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Man I hope to hell this happens!!!! The Burg is a mere 150 miles from home. If it goes down I WILL!! be there. Roll the Harley into the southside, go to the fight!! and then party all night!!!! On top of going to see some good friends, get to see Pat Barry cut down Kongo!!! IF there is an MMA god.....please help!?

Post #2   3/31/11 8:34:39PM   

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**** Pittsburgh! When will they finally grace Chicago?

Post #3   3/31/11 9:34:10PM   

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Posted by DeadHead988

**** Pittsburgh! When will they finally grace Chicago?



Did you just recover from a lengthy coma?

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I remember reading Koscheck is out till the summer if he can make this date he seems like the most natural headliner.

Post #5   3/31/11 10:35:01PM   

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Posted by DeadHead988

**** Pittsburgh! When will they finally grace Chicago?



To bad there wasn't an anti-props button.

Post #6   4/1/11 7:28:49AM