Posted On:12/30/2007 12:02pm
Dana White: UFC Coming to Canada in April
Dann Stupp, MMAjunkie.com
December 28, 2007
The UFC will, in fact, host its first show in Canada in April.
UFC President Dana White made the announcement during Thursday's UFC 79 press conference in Las Vegas, and the news was relayed in a Sportsnet.ca report that was posted today.
Although White gave no date for the event, he stated that he wants French-Canadian fighter Georges St. Pierre to be part of the fight card -- regardless of the outcome of his fight with Matt Hughes tomorrow. The two former UFC welterweight champions meet in UFC 79's main event for the interim UFC welterweight title. St. Pierre was a late replacement for current champ Matt Serra, who had to pull out of the bout with a herniated disc.
One possible date for the event is April 19. A source close to the Bell Centre in Montreal recently told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that the UFC has targeted the venue for that date.
The UFC has never held an event in Canada, though not for a lack of trying. The UFC unofficially announced two previous Canadian events only to have to move the events to U.S. locations because of scheduling conflicts.
In a recent blog posting, UFC middleweight Jason MacDonald also mentioned that he expects to be part of the fight card -- which will likely be UFC 83 or UFC 84.
I told you guys! IT works out, hopefully Serra will be healthy so GSP and Serra can match up for the welterweight title.
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Posted On:12/30/2007 3:17pm
Style: Snatch Wrestling
Posted On:12/30/2007 3:45pm
Style: Hiatus Fu
It's about damn time too.
Posted On:12/31/2007 9:21am
Style: Judo, Muay Thai, MMA
I am a Ninja bitches!! Deal with it
Posted On:1/01/2008 9:10pm
Style: Improv comedy
Posted On:1/02/2008 12:55am
For real? Then let's get some things planned, I know around five of us Bullshido members in TO are interested in going!
Posted On:1/02/2008 7:23am
Is the date confirmed by the UFC? Cause I told the wife if it's coming to montreal I am going
Posted On:1/02/2008 2:26pm
I hate you all.
Posted On:1/02/2008 2:47pm
I'll pay for your ferry if you fly over!
International Man of Pancakes
Posted On:1/02/2008 6:53pm
Style: Wu style tcc+bjj
Not to Ontario, alas.
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