Posted 4/30/07 3:11:00PM
The Ultimate Fighting Championship is planning an event for Feb. 21 at Acer Arena in Sydney, Australia, MMAWeekly.com has learned from a source within the UFC.
The date, landing on a Sunday, is an unorthodox move for the promotion. The UFC’s sister promotion, World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC), often holds events on Sunday to accommodate the schedule of television partner Versus.
The Sydney Morning Herald first reported the news Sunday citing the UFC’s U.K. president, Marshall Zelaznik.
Yoshihiro Akiyama may headline the event against Wanderlei Silva, the Japanese star said during a recent UFC “Undisputed” video game press conference in Japan, according to a report on Sherdog.com. Akiyama, however, said he'd prefer the fight to happen at UFC 110, scheduled for Feb. 6 in Las Vegas.
The Acer Arena played host to the 2000 Sydney Games and is the largest indoor arena in the country, holding up to 21,000 fans.
Posted 8/3/09 9:43:00AM
Is this the proper date all you smart MMA fans??
I need to know asap so I can get time off work and plan travel... Im so pumped
Posted 3/25/08 7:48:00PM
I got a dollar that says Elvis Sinosic makes his way on to this card. Probably a 3 fight deal, he'll appear on the preliminary portion of the PPV. Probably lose and be cut shortly thereafter. Similar to the recent David Louiseau signing for the show in Canada.