Four Bouts Added to UFC on Fox 1 updated October 4
Next month's UFC on Fox fight card is filling out, with the addition of four bouts that have been verbally agreed to for the event, UFC president Dana White confirmed today.
Exciting featherweight contenders Mackens Semerzier and Robert Peralta are set to scrap in Anaheim. Semerzier was scheduled to fight Mike Lullo in September, but a last-minute injury sidelined him, and he was replaced by Peralta, who made his successful UFC debut at Battle on the Bayou on short notice.
In another rescheduled match from Battle on the Bayou, verbal agreements are in for a welterweight bout between TUF 13's Clay "Heavy Metal" Harvison and TUF 9's DaMarques "Darkness" Johnson. Johnson was injured in August, giving TUF 11's Seth Baczynski the opportunity to fight in his place against Harvison.
Two of the most powerful wrestlers in the middleweight division will collide in Anaheim as Paul "The Gentleman" Bradley takes on Mike Pierce.
Plus, UFC newcomer Matt Lucas and former heavyweight Aaron Rosa will look to make names for themselves at 205 pounds.
Tickets for the event are on sale now. The November 12 event will mark not only the first event with Fox but the anniversary of the first-ever UFC event, held November 12, 1993 in Denver.
Bendo vs. Guida, 2 More Added to UFC on Fox updated September 2
The UFC's November trip to Anaheim got another dose of star power under the heavyweight title fight between Cain Velasquez and Junior dos Santos, as lightweight contenders Clay Guida and Ben Henderson have verbally agreed to face each other at Honda Center in a bout with serious 155-pound title implications.
Plus, one of hardest hitting bantamweight fighters in the world "Kid" Yamamoto has agreed to enter the Octagon to take on dangerous submission specialist and new UFC signee Darren Uyenoyama.
UFC president Dana White also revealed that hard-hitting featherweights Ricardo Lamas and Cub Swanson are also slated for the event. "Swanson's last bout was Fight of The Night and Lamas is coming off another spectacular knockout," said White.
UFC on Fox Gets a Headliner Title Fight updated September 2
If the UFC’s intention was to make an unforgettable first impression in its first outing on Fox, the organization has certainly done its part, with UFC President Dana White announcing today that the November 12th event on the network will be a world heavyweight title fight between champion Cain Velasquez and number one contender Junior dos Santos.
The highly-anticipated clash between the two best heavyweights in the world will take place at Honda Center in Anaheim, California.
Bout Set for First Fox Fight Night updated August 18
Two exciting featherweight prospects, Dustin Poirier and Pablo Garza, have verbally agreed to fight each other on November 12.
Garza is coming off of two spectacular UFC finishes -- one flying-knee KO and a flying triangle submission. Poirier is looking to stay undefeated in the UFC with his aggressive slugging style that earned him wins at UFC 125 (against then-top contender Josh Grispi) and UFC 131 as well as a 53-second KO in the WEC.