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European fight fans can add two more dates to their summer calendar. UFC officials today revealed the location of fight cards in both Germany and Scotland.
At a special press conference held today to reveal the organization’s EMEA plans, German fighter Nick Hein revealed the UFC will visit O2 World Berlin on June 20 for UFC Fight Night 69.
Meanwhile, Scottish fighter Joanne Calderwood announced the promotion will make its first trip to her native country on July 18, when Glasgow’s SSE Hydro hosts UFC Fight Night 73.
STOCKHOLM – The UFC visits Poland for the first time on April 11 with Krakow Arena playing host to UFC Fight Night 64.
UFC officials today announced the plans, which include a headlining matchup and rematch of heavyweights Mirko Filipovic (30-11-2 MMA, 4-6 UFC) vs. Gabriel Gonzaga (16-9 MMA, 11-8 UFC) and light heavyweights Jan Blachowicz (18-3 MMA, 1-0 UFC) vs. Jimi Manuwa(14-1 MMA, 3-1 UFC).
A light-heavyweight bout between British striker Jimi Manuwa and Polish KSW veteran Jan Blachowicz is reportedly in the works. This match-up has the potential of being the main event fight of a long rumored UFC debut in Poland.
In his second UFC headliner and in a fight that eventually earned him a title shot, UFC Fight Night 59’s Conor McGregor earned an event-high disclosed payday of $170,000, including an $85,000 win bonus.
More Than 2.7 Million Watch; Viewership Peaked at Over 3.1 Million
UFC FIGHT NIGHT is No. 1 Show on Cable & No. 2 Non-NFL Program on TV
New York – Sunday was an historic night for the UFC on FOX Sports 1.
UFC FIGHT NIGHT ON FOX SPORTS 1: MCGREGOR vs. SIVER on Sunday, Jan. 18 scored 2,751,000 viewers according to Nielsen, making it the most-watched MMA event ever on FOX Sports 1 and the most-watched MMA event on ad-supported cable television since the UFC’s TUF Finale on Spike (12/5/09). Viewership for Sunday’s FOX Sports 1 main event peaked in the final quarter-hour, from 12:00-12:15 AM ET, with 3,162,000 viewers. Additional highlights follow:
Sooooooo, apparently Conor McGregor "moves the needle" by millions of viewers more than his peers.
This was the most viewed cable broadcast of MMA since the TUF 10 HW's Finale in 2009 (The season and finale Kimbo was on). That finale consisted of Roy Nelson vs. Schaub, Bones Jones vs. Hamill, Kimbo vs. Houston Alexander, Frankie Edgar vs. Matt Veach, & Matt Mitrione vs. Marcus Jones.
Just another instance of cops overstepping their boundaries and not really enforcing any laws. Wasn't a chase or a violent drunk Herman Charges seem like BS. Just goes to show how an article about multiple felonies, resisting, and endangering a child can really be just spun from the real story where the cops appeared dumbfounded and unable to answer basic questions so they can understand what is going on with whatever civilian they have encountered. Why find out what is going on when you can just taze people and then charge them a misdemeanor that is literally for `making them have to use their tazer` apparently.
Now I wish he had fought some cops, instead we just have cops abusing power. What else is new. If that's the actions that consist of what this country considers a multiple felony situation we might as well all go to prison for the rest of our lives now.
EDIT: Didn't think until I clicked that this should probably go in the UFC forum not the news forum... so mods, feel free to move it if that's where it should be posted.
Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight kingpin Georges St. Pierre walked away from mixed martial arts (MMA) in late 2013, citing personal and professional stress as contributing factors to his impromptu hiatus (more on that here).