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"The UFC community is so connected [on] Twitter, Myspace or YouTube that the fans of the UFC in Germany know what is happening. They don't need television to be guided to an event." ---Marek Lieberberg, UFC Promoter
A representative from UFC’s German partner announced that UFC 122 is selling very well to German fans. However, tickets weren’t sold out yet. Marek Lieberberg, UFC German promoter, said that 8,000 and 9,000 tickets have been sold for the show. UFC 122 will take place this Saturday at Konig Pilsener Arena in Oberhausen, Germany.
“The UFC community is so connected [on] Twitter, Myspace or YouTube that the fans of the UFC in Germany know what is happening,” Lieberberg said. “They don’t need television to be guided to an event.”
It was March when UFC last aired then it was banned by Bavarian office for new media. Lieberberg is still confident that UFC will win the legal case and be back on air soon.Read the rest of the article »
The German native fighter Kris McCray faces a lot of pressure in returning to his hometown and regaining strength after a loss. He will face Carlos Eduardo Rocha on a preliminary fight in UFC 122: Germany.
Going back to the country where he was born and a rise after a UFC loss brings big pressure for TUF 11 runner-up Kris McCray on this Saturday’s UFC 122 in Oberhausen, Germany.
“It’s a lot of pressure,” the German-born McCray said. “I’m over there in my hometown. I came from a good camp and everything. I want to perform well for my friends and family. So it’s a lot of pressure.”
Hours before flying to Germany, McCray stopped at the AOL studios in NYC to discuss his welterweight debut against Carlos Eduardo Rocha. There’s nothing much to say about Rocha except for his fights in Germany with unknown opponents.Read the rest of the article »
Mark Scanlon replaces Kenny Robertson due to toe injury. The latter was forced to withdraw from the card. UFC 122 takes place on November 13 at the Konig Pilsener Arena in Oberhausen, Germany.
The reigning undefeated welterweight Mark Scanlon (7-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) replaced Kenny Robertson (10-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) due to an injury. Now Scanlon will meet fellow UFC newcomer Pascal Krauss (9-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) at next month’s UFC 122 event. The word came from German MMA site groundandpound.de. UFC 122 will take place on November 13 at the Konig Pilsener Arena in Oberhausen, Germany, and airs via same-day delay on Spike TV. Their fight is a part of the night’s unaired preliminary card.
Robertson was forced out off the card with a broken toe. He posted it on his Facebook status.
Scanlon owns seven stoppages among his seven wins. On UK fight circuit he posted five submission wins and two TKO victories. Though he actually missed two years because of his injuries.
He will test his skills against Krauss who signed a four-fight deal and secured a UFC 122 slot in August.View Article Source »
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