TUF China Finale adds Nam Phan vs. Vaughan Lee, tournament finals
The TUF China Finale, a live conclusion to “The Ultimate Fighter: China” reality series, has added three bouts, including two tournament finals and a bantamweight bout between Nam Phan (18-12 MMA, 2-5 UFC) vs. Vaughan Lee (13-9-1 MMA, 2-3 UFC).
The event also will see the tournament finals for “TUF: China.” They include a quartet of UFC newcomers with welterweights Wang Sai (6-4-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) vs. Zhang Lipeng (6-7-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) and featherweights Yang Jianping (6-3-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) vs. Ning Guangyou (3-2-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC).
Michael Bisping cleared for TUF Nations Finale headliner with Tim Kennedy
NEW YORK – Michael Bisping (24-5 MMA, 14-5 UFC) got the green light, and his planned headliner with fellow middleweight Tim Kennedy (17-4 MMA, 2-0 UFC) is set.
UFC President Dana White today confirmed Bisping had been medically cleared for the fight, which headlines the TUF Nations Finale on April 16.
The event, which serves as the live finale for “The Ultimate Fighter Nations: Canada vs. Australia,” takes place at Colisee Pepsi in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. The main card airs on FOX Sports 1 following prelims on UFC Fight Pass.
Evan Dunham vs. Mark Bocek slated for TUF Nations Finale
A lightweight bout between Evan Dunham (14-5 MMA, 7-5 UFC) and Mark Bocek (11-5 MMA, 7-5 UFC) will be part of April’s live finale for “The Ultimate Fighter Nations: Canada vs. Australia,” officials today announced.
The TUF National Finale takes place April 16 at Colisee Pepsi in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. It’s expected to air on FOX Sports 1 following prelims on UFC Fight Pass.
It’s not clear where Dunham vs. Bocek will be placed on the lineup.
Quebec City, Vancouver, Toronto, Halifax, Montreal to host UFC events in Canada in 2014
The UFC will be in Canada in 2014 more than ever before.
The TUF Nations Finale is set for Colisée Pepsi in Quebec City on April 16. Rogers Arena in Vancouver will host the UFC 174 pay-per-view on June 14. The promotion returns to Air Canada Centre in Toronto for UFC 178 on Sept. 27. The UFC will make its first trip to Nova Scotia, in the Atlantic region of Canada, on Oct. 4 for a “Fight Night” card at Halifax Metro Centre. And the five-stop set will wrap up on Dec. 6 for UFC 181 at Montreal’s Bell Centre.
Super Bowl Forecast Clear, UFC 169 Stays Put
NFL was prepared to re-schedule Super Bowl 48: "Denver Broncos vs. Seattle Seahawks" to a different date this weekend if bad weather conditions at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., threatened to devastate the big game ... and fan experience. With less than five days until kickoff (Sun., Feb. 2, 2013), it appears that will not be the case -- Mother Nature will fortunately cooperate.
Long Island's Aljamain Sterling signs with UFC
Uniondale's Aljamain Sterling now has a contract with the UFC and will fight Lucas Martins at UFC 170 in Las Vegas on Feb. 22. The fight was agreed to by both participants, but the bout agreements had not yet been signed and received, a UFC official said Tuesday night.