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UFC 70: Confirmed for Manchester


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Just read this on MMANews.com..

UFC Confirms Big April Show In Manchester, England

SATURDAY, APRIL 21, 2007 LIVE FROM MANCHESTER’S MEN ARENA

Las Vegas, NV �" The Ultimate Fighting Championship? (UFC?) organization today announced its long-awaited return to Great Britain this spring when the world’s greatest mixed martial artists throw down at Manchester's MEN Arena Saturday, April 21.

The Manchester event will be the first UFC event in the United Kingdom since 2002.

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And the confirmed fight, its a big one..

Gonzaga Confirms Bout Against Mirko CroCop For UFC 70

Fighter faces Ultimate challenge

By JASON REMILLARD

jremillard@repub.com

LUDLOW - From the outside, the little storefront on East Street that houses the Marco Alvan Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy looks like any other martial arts school.

Inside, however, Alvan is helping his top protg and childhood friend from Brazil train for the biggest fight of his Ultimate Fighting Championship career.

Gabriel "Napao" Gonzaga, who moved to Ludlow last summer from Rio de Janeiro, is 3-0 on the UFC's pay-per-view events and holds a 7-1 overall mixed martial arts record.

That recent string of success has led to Gonzaga, 27, taking on his toughest challenge to date. On April 21 in Manchester, England, he will face one of the most feared fighters in the world - Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic - in the main event of "UFC 70."

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Cro Cop, i simply cannot wait to watch him fight again.

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Wooot!!!....thats it then now the dates there time to book my tickets or at least put some wheels in motion...Crocop will destroy him because he's Crocop :D

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About time we get an overseas fight. How big is the UFC/MMA over in Europe? Gaining big popularity here. Been a big fan since the beginning of UFC :D

There has been a big rise in MMA over here in the UK...we have a channel now thats dedicated to Cage Fighting plus the UFC coverage is awesome over here so we are really digging it and this will raise the profile even more :)

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The following is the current line-up for the April 21st UFC 70 show scheduled to take place in Manchester, England:

-Mirko CroCop vs. Gabriel Gonzaga

-Andrei Arlovski vs. Fabricio Werdum

-Forrest Griffin vs. "Lyoto" Ryoto Machida

-Michael Bisping vs. Elvis Sinosic

-Tito Ortiz vs. TBA

And some rumored fights for the show:

-Assuerio Silva vs. Cheick Kongo

-Alessio Sakara vs. Victor Valimaki

-Dennis Silver vs. Jess Liaudin

-David Lee vs. TBA

Plus Press Release :)...

ULTIMATE FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIP? ANNOUNCES UK FIGHT CARD

UFC 70: NATIONS COLLIDE

MIRKO ?CRO COP? vs. GABRIEL GONZAGA

MICHAEL BISPING vs. ELVIS SINOSIC

ANDREI ARLOVSKI vs. FABRICIO WERDUM

FORREST GRIFFIN vs. LYOTO MACHIDA

LIVE FROM MEN ARENA SATURDAY, APRIL 21

Tickets on Sale Now

The Ultimate Fighting Championship? (UFC?) organization today announced to the world it will stage UFC 70: NATIONS COLLIDE - the largest MMA event ever seen in the United Kingdom - at Manchester's MEN Arena Saturday, April 21, 2007.

Headlining UFC 70 is Croatian superstar Mirko ?Cro Cop? vs. Gabriel Gonzaga. The main card also features Belaruse heavyweight Andrei Arlovski vs. Fabricio Werdum and Forrest Griffin vs. Lyoto Machida. The event will also mark the homecoming for Britain?s own Michael Bisping, the winner of the most recent season of the hit reality show, The Ultimate Fighter? 3 which airs on Spike TV in the US and on Bravo in the UK.

The Manchester show is the first of a series of high-profile events to hit Britain this year, following the announcement that the UFC now has a fully functioning London-based office. The UFC is also looking at expansions through Europe with a number of large-scale live events which will be screened live in the UK on Setanta pay per view.

?Manchester is the home of sporting legends, so what better place to launch the UFC in the UK,? said Dana White, UFC President. ?The city always appreciates a great sporting event and we know that is exactly what UFC 70 will give them.?

Tickets for UFC 70: NATIONS COLLIDE went on sale today at 10:00am GMT and already the event is half-sold with 5,000 tickets purchased. Ticket prices start at ?25.00 and are available through MEN Arena Box Office or by calling (011) 0870 190 8000. Tickets are also available online at www.men-arena.com or www.Ticketmaster.co.uk.

UFC 70: NATIONS COLLIDE will be screened live on Setanta PPV1 (Sky channel 481) at 8:00pm GMT on Saturday, April 21, available via remote control through Sky Box Office or by calling 08708 500 005.

For more information about UFC 70, or current UFC fight news, visit www.ufc.com or uk.ufc.com.

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damn just tried buyin tickets off ticketmaster and cheapest ones they got left are the ?150 ones. i love UFC but i dont know if i love it that much. will make my mind up tomorrow bout the matter.

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I'm looking forward to Andrei Arlovski vs. Fabricio Werdum. I think that will be the most interesting fight on the card.

I read Tito Ortiz is not going to be on this card, but instead rumored to be on the UFC 71 card versus Keith Jardine.

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Never really heard of UFC before, but it has been advertised a lot recently in the UK. There is some dude from England in it as well.

Anyone know if it will be on telly?

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Never really heard of UFC before, but it has been advertised a lot recently in the UK. There is some dude from England in it as well.

Anyone know if it will be on telly?

Yep its been announced it will be on Sky Box Office...usually its Bravo tho :)

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Hardly suprising

Yeah usually its a day after the ppv but seeing as its UK they are giving the UK'ers a chance to see it live instead of time delayed...

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Yeah usually its a day after the ppv but seeing as its UK they are giving the UK'ers a chance to see it live instead of time delayed...

There will even be less time delay if i go see it in Manchester!

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There will even be less time delay if i go see it in Manchester!

I wanted to go but couldnt get the time off...I had the tickets tho my mate ordered them but I had to give up mine :(

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Just heard a rumor that the deal to air UFC 70 on "HBO" might have fallen through and it will air instead on "Spike".

I thought UFC was Spike anyway in the US?...because of the connection between TNA and UFC...might be wrong tho.

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In the U.S. Spike airs The Ultimate Fighter (Reality show), UFC Fight Night, UFC Unleashed, and UFC Ultimate Knockouts. The numbered UFC's (Example. UFC 69) air on PPV (Pay Per View) and cost $39.99 per event, UFC 70 was going to air on HBO a premium channel that charges a monthly fee. Where as Spike is included with basic cable.

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