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Countdown to UFC 119: Tonight on Spike TV

Written on September 21, 2010 by John Paul Vill

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UFC fans, set your alarms. The countdown and preview for UFC 119 air tonight on Spike TV and we are sure you don't want to miss a thing.

Be reminded that the UFC’s tradition of pre-event preview returns tonight for the “Countdown to UFC 119: Mir vs. Cro Cop.” This will start at 10:47 PM ET/PT on Spike TV and gives the spotlight to the UFC 119 headliners Frank Mir and Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic. For those who can’t catch up tonight, there is a replay on Wednesday 11PM ET/PT and Saturday 1AM and 1PM ET/PT on Spike TV.

It will also focus on co-headliners Antonio Rogerio Nogueira and Ryan Bander. Although UFC’s 205-pound division is filled with contenders, UFC’s Dana White said that the Nogueira vs Bader could have title implications.

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Sean Sherk, Still Among the Elite Even at 37

Written on September 20, 2010 by Markham Mencken

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Sean Sherk will prove that he is not and underdog to Dunham. And he will definitely prove that he is still part of the elite fighters on the upcoming UFC 119.

Former UFC light heavyweight champion, Sean “The Musical Shark” Sherk, owns an impressive mixed martial arts resume. The 37-year-old fighter has only four losses and has 21 finishes among his 32 wins. But despite all that, he was plagued with injuries for the better part of the year. Nevertheless, he will prove that he still belongs to the elite 155-pound fighters as he takes the unbeaten Evan Dunham in the upcoming UFC 119, on September 25, at Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.

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Cro Cop, Injured but Still Going to Fight on UFC 119

Written on September 20, 2010 by John Paul Vill

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Cro Cop supporters should all rejoice. Since your UFC 119 bet, Mikro Cro Cop Filipovic, is still on the headline for UFC 119. Croatian news which said that he cannot fight is a fallacy.

UFC headliner Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic suffers an eye injury, but he’s still going to fight and next weeks’s main event with Frank Mir.

Last Friday, Dana White said that the Croatian news which said that an eye injury might force Cro Cop to step out of the Sept.25 headliner is “untrue”.

“His last day of sparring – the last 10 minutes of the last day of sparring – he got poked in the eye,” said White, who was in Rosemead, Calif., for the latest UFC Gym opening. “But he’s seen an opthamologist; he’s seen everybody.”

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Thiago Tavares Replaces Aaron Riley on UFC 119

Written on August 18, 2010 by John Paul Vill

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Thiago Tavares is replacing Aaron Riley for he was kicked out of UFC 119 for an unknown reason.

There has been a little adjustment on the UFC 119 card. Aaron Riley is knocked out from UFC 119 and Thiago Tavares (14-3-1 MMA, 4-3-1 UFC) has been the replacement against Pat Audinwood (9-0-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC). As of the moment there is no confirmation on the real reason of the sudden removal of Riley from the fight.

The UFC 119 will take place on September 25 at Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis and the night’s main card airs on pay-per-view. The main event will feature former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir and 2006 PRIDE champion Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic.

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Lopez vs Lowe : UFC 119 Indianapolis Prelims

Written on August 12, 2010 by John Paul Vill

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It's official! Lopez and Lowe is the main card of UFC 119 Preliminaries in Indianapolis.

Today, the officials announced that Steve Lopez 12-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC will be seeing Waylon Lowe 8-3 MMA, 0-1 UFC for the events prelim.

The event will feature a heavyweight rematch between UFC champs Frank Mir and Antonio Nogueira. The fight will take place on September 25 at Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.

Fighters Lopez and Lowe had had their own respective shots in the octagon. Lowe was on an elimination cast off at The Ultimate Fighter 9, filled in for an unfortunate injured Thiago Tavares and met Melvin Guillard on UFC 114.

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UFC 119 Gets Four Additional Bouts, Guillard vs Stephen for the Main Card

Written on July 21, 2010 by Markham Mencken

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Mark the date! UFC 119 will make its way to Indianapolis on the 25th of September.

It’s a main card fight between Melvin Guillard and Jeremy Stephens, plus four additional bouts. Check it out if your favorite UFC fighter is on the list. Because UFC 119 will surely be a big event this September!

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