(Chuck hates paparazzi as much as he loves huffing paint thinner. Photo courtesy of Zimbio.)
Though the UFC’s planned show in Vancouver nearly fell apart due to creative differences, it is finally official, according to a new announcement on UFC.com:
The Ultimate Fighting Championship® organization, Canucks Sports and Entertainment and the City of Vancouver announced today that UFC 115 will take place in the City of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada at General Motors Place on Saturday, June 12.
"Our Canadian fans are among the most loyal and enthusiastic in the world, and we are thrilled to bring the UFC to Vancouver," said Dana White, UFC President. "We want to thank Mayor Gregor Robertson and our partners at Canucks Sports and Entertainment for helping to make UFC 115 become the first UFC event in British Columbia.”…
More information about UFC 115 including ticket availability, the main event and the undercard will be announced in the near future.
No mention of the reportedly-off fight between Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz — make of that what you will. But even without the TUF 11 coaches battle, UFC 115′s supporting card is very compelling. Expected fights include Mirko Cro Cop vs. Pat Barry, Ben Rothwell vs. Gilbert Yvel, Paulo Thiago vs. Martin Kampmann, Carlos Condit vs. Rory MacDonald, Tyson Griffin vs. Evan Dunham, and Mac Danzig vs. Matt Wiman.