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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 »
Although Okami has been noted for his unfriendly bouts, Marquardt assures fans that he will find ways to win this fight. He tends to utilize the skills he learned from training.
While you guys argue who side you take in the upcoming UFC 122 event between middleweight cintenders Yushin Okami and Nate Marquardt, let’s hear first what the fighters have to say. Nate Marquardt believes that his UFC fight against Okami will prove something worthwhile. Spike TV will earn a high broadcast.
“I’m always looking for an opportunity to finish the fight and ways to damage, so this fight isn’t going to be any different,” Marquardt said.
Marquardt started his UFC career with three consecutive decision wins. He had the “Knockout of the Night” bonus with his one-punch destruction of Demian Maia in August 2009. But the world turned upside down when he lost last February to Chael Sonnen.Read the rest of the article »
Good news for German UFC allies, UFC 122 will be aired on Spox.com for free. An early holiday treat from your favorite promotion. UFC 122 takes place on November 13, 2010 in Germany.
UFC fans from the stateside are not the sole beneficiaries of free fights from UFC 122. UFC UK president Marshall Zelaznik announced that the fight promo is counter attacking TV ban in Germany by giving a free streaming of UFC shows. Fans can watch the UFC 122 on Spox.com.
“We think most of our fans are very Internet savvy, so it’s a perfect fit for us,” Zelaznik said.
UFC 122 is taking place on Nov. 13 at Konig Pilsener Arena in Oberhausen, Germany.
“We’ve been through a couple of hearings, and depending on what happens at which level and who appeals what, the soonest would be around six months,” Zelaznik said, “But it could be another nine to 12 months.”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 »
The much awaited UFC 122 Germany is now complete and official with 11 bouts. Headline by Nate Marquardt and Yushin Okami, it will air via same-day-delay on Spike TV.
The official fight card for this November’s “UFC 122: Marquardt vs. Okami” is complete with 11 bouts. This will take place on November 13 at Konig Pilsener Arena in Oberhausen, Germany.
The night’s main card event featuring Nate Marquardt and Yushin Okami will air via same day delay on Spike TV.
Co-headlining the event is the fight will be contenders Jorge Rivera and Alessio Sakara. The main card are lightweights Dennis Siver vs. Andre Winner, welterweights Amir Sadollah vs. Peter Sobotta and light heavyweights Krzysztof Soszynski vs. Goran Reljic.Read the rest of the article »
A middleweight fight with a definite potential for success is now official for UFC 122.
UFC officials announced this weekend the authenticity of the fight between Jorge Rivera (18-7 MMA, 8-5 UFC) and Alessio Sakara (15-7 MMA, 6-4 UFC) for UFC 122.
Feature on the show as well is the 185-pound contenders Nate Marquardt and Yushin Okami fight, UFC 122 will take place Nov. 13 at Konig Pilsener Arena in Oberhausen, Germany.The night’s main card will air via same-day delay on Spike TV.
The fight between Rivera and Sakara was expected to take place at UFC 118 in August. Rivera was forced to withdraw from the card after being injured. Sakara was then appointed to fight Gerald Harris, but the latter also was injured. He was also forced to withdraw from the fight.
Meanwhile, Rivera earned just medium success over a 5-5 record in his first 10 UFC bouts, “El Conquistador” has undergone a resurgence as of late with three-straight UFC wins.
On the other hand, Sakara also seeks his fourth-straight victory. After fighting through a rough 1-3 stretch in the UFC in 2007, Sakara has scored KO wins over Joe Vedepo and James Irvin and a split-decision win over Thales Leites.View Article Source »
The tickets for UFC 122 Germany is now officially on sale. Those who wouldn't want to be left out should start falling in line now.
Tickets for the UFC 122 Return to Germany is up for grabs.
UFC executives officially made the announcement last Monday. The event will take place at the Konig Pilsener Arena in Oberhausen, Germany on Nov.13.
Pre-sale is already underway for UFC Fight Club members and newsletter subscribers can purchase tickets as well. The public sale will be on Wednesday at 4 AM ET.
UFC 122 features a fight between middleweights Vitor Belfort (19-8 MMA, 8-4 UFC) and Yushin Okami (25-5 MMA, 9-2 UFC) and airs via same-day delay on Spike TV. The event is open for 18 year old fans and older. Ids will be checked before entering the arena.
Germany hosted its first show, UFC 99 with Rich Franklin and Wanderlei Silva headliner, last June 2009.View Article Source »
At long last, UFC is back in Germany tagging along Vitor Belfort and Yushin Okami.
Finally UFC’s return to Germany with UFC 122 is official. The event will take place on Nov. 13 at Konig Pilsener Arena in Oberhausen, Germany and will air on Spike TV on a taped episode.
Vitor Belfort (19-8 MMA, 8-4 UFC) and Yushin Okami (25-5 MMA, 9-2 UFC) are the headliners during this week’s “Ultimate Insider” episode on UFC.com.
The fight between Okami vs. Belfort is likely to take effect the Anderson Silva or challenger Chael Sonnen brawl, who are rumored to have a rematch by early 2011, possibly at Jan. 1 UFC 125 event.
Okami, which has long flirted with the assertion of title, recently won a split decision victory over Mark Munoz on Versus 2. It’s the fifth victory in his six fights, together with victories over Lucio Linhares, Dean Lister, Jason MacDonald and Evan Tanner. The only loss came Sonnen.Read the rest of the article »
Karlos Vemola is stepping down from heavyweight to light heavyweight and is expected to fight Seth Putzerelli.
UFC 122 in Oberhausen, Germany will showcase the talents of Europeans. Multiple sources said that Karlos “The Terminator” Vemola (7-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) is moving from heavyweight to light heavyweight and is expected to meet Seth Petruzelli (12-5 MMA, 0-3 UFC).
The UFC 122 event will take place on Nov. 13 at Oberhausen’s Konig Pilsener Arena and will air via Spike TV.
Vemola from Czech Republic is now residing in London. He first entered the cage during UFC 116. But he had no luck in his opponent John Madsen. The latter took the unanimous victory in the end.
Petruzelli had returned in the cage after a 3-year absence and met Ricardo Romero in UFC 116. Like Vemola, he didn’t go home with the victory instead, the spotlight turned into the new comer’s head.Read the rest of the article »
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