The UFC and Dana White have made another masterstroke move, by announcing today that the prelims for UFC: Fight For The Troops, will be played live via facebook.
This is a masterstroke of a move, by Dana White as he’ll be getting some fantastic fights to a whole lot more fans worldwide. With more than 500 million users on facebook, one would assume that a few of them are MMA and UFC fans. Facebook users will be able to see Cody Mckenzie Vs Yves Edwards and DaMarques Johnston Vs Mike Guymon.
UFC: Fighter For The Troops has a lightweight main event bout between Evan Dunham and Melvin Guillard and is the second time the UFC has put on such an event.
Showtime Bouts (10 p.m. ET)
Nick Diaz vs. Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos (welterweight title)
Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza vs. Robbie Lawler (middleweight title)
Herschel Walker vs. Scott Carson
Roger Gracie vs. Trevor Prangley
Preliminary Bouts (First bout approximately 4:30 p.m. PT)
Nate Moore vs. Nathan Coy
Bobby Stack vs. Isaiah Hill
Ron Keslar vs. Eric Lawson
Germaine de Randamie vs. Stephanie Webber
James Terry vs. Lucas Gamaza
Jenna Castillo vs. Charlene Gellner
Anthony Dariano vs. Alan Perez
Ricky Jackson vs. Niko Jackson
Sam Bracamonte vs. Armin Safiari
In the last few days, Michael Bisping and Anderson Silva have traded pleasantries over the internet – well as pleasant as MMA can get. Silva has stated that he wants to fight Bisping in the UK.
During an interview with ESPN.com, Silva had this to say about Michael Bisping;
“Michael Bisping is very impressive. He’s been in the UFC for a long time now and beaten some very good fighters. It would be an honour to fight him, perhaps in England.”
Bisping replied to Silvas comments via his twitter stating that ” It’s nice to hear nice things from the best in the world,and hopefully soon I will earn the honour of fighting him.”
One could argue that neither fighter should be looking past their upcoming opponents, with Silva facing former UFC Heavyweight and Light-heavyweight champion, Vitor Belfort at UFC 126. Also, the winner of that bout is set to take on Yushin Okami who won a shot at facing the winner of Silva- Belfort.
Next up for Bisping, is dangerous knockout artist Jorge Rivera. Rivera was set to face Alessio Sakara at UFC 122, BUT Sakara pulled out, the night of the fight. The last time we saw Bisping was his unanimous decision win against Yoshihiro Akiyama at UFC 120.