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UFC 91 Main Card Fights Confirmed

The UFC has officially announced the televised main card for UFC 91 (November 15th, Las Vegas), and if they were hoping that sales of their high-end tickets would pick up, this probably isn’t going to help. Here’s what we’ll be seeing on the pay-per-view:

Randy Couture vs. Brock Lesnar (for heavyweight championship)
Kenny Florian vs. Joe Stevenson
Amir Sadollah vs. Nick Catone
Gabriel Gonzaga vs. Josh Hendricks
Nate Quarry vs. Demian Maia

You know there’s a problem when a TUF winner vs. an Octagon newbie has the #3 spot. And Nick Catone isn’t the only newcomer on the main card — KOTC/Gladiators Fighting Series vet Josh Hendricks will be making his UFC debut against Gabriel Gonzaga; Hendricks is 10-0 with 1 no-contest in his last 11 matches, while Gonzaga is coming off his first win in three fights (a first-round sub of Justin McCully at UFC 86). While the undercard matches could provide some interesting moments, they won’t drive live ticket sales either. As of now, the prelims will play out like this:

Dustin Hazelett vs. Tamdan McCrory
Jorge Gurgel vs. Aaron Riley
Jeremy Stephens vs. Rafael dos Anjos
Mark Bocek vs. Alvin Robinson
— Matthew Riddle vs. Ryan Thomas

Dana White predicts UFC 91 will break one million PPV buys. Is that realistic if Randy vs. Brock is the only high-powered match on the card?

But maybe this will make up for it: MMABay.co.uk passes along the rumor that the UFC is trying to plan something extra special for their 100th pay-per-view event on the July 4th weekend — a card where every title will be on the line.

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weak- October 13, 2008 at 1:39 am
weak weak weak, bring back Pride, bring back Pride, Bring back Pride
The only affliction card looks like an all star game and this card looks like th f$%$#ng minor leagues. Give us our money's worth or go f yourself ufc
Joseph- October 12, 2008 at 10:03 pm
Yeah, Shitty card to pay $50 bucks for.
I'll skip this one and catch the only two fights I really want to see later.
Meca hiny ho- October 12, 2008 at 9:44 pm
Badass. I'll watch it at my sports bar as always, paying a $5 cover. You chumps who think you need to pay $50 every time, and skip PPV's are hilarious.
El Dandy- October 12, 2008 at 9:26 pm
I am fairly new to watching UFC fights so could someone educated please explain something to me. L&P Im guessing stands for Lay and Pray. So in the Lesnar vs Herring fight, how did a "Lay and Pray" make Herring look like he just got prison raped? I dunno, looked more like Herring was the one praying to me. I think Lesnar's gonna shock alot of people Nov 15th.
T BONE- October 12, 2008 at 9:19 pm
i've gotta say that for me, thats a pretty awesome card... i'm gonna buy this for sure
bpd- October 12, 2008 at 5:52 pm
CHIPPER!
Ted Nutmeg- October 12, 2008 at 4:36 pm
Non-UFC fans will look at that poster and assume that Brock Lesanr is fighting his dad. Couture looks like he's aged 20 years in that poster. This fight has all the makings of a Roy Jones/Chuck Liddell scenario, where a guy is a great fighter despite his advancing age, then gets old overnight and gets destroyed in his next fight (note: for Chuck, this happened four fights ago). When you're on HGH and you still can't look any better than Randy does on that poster, you're in trouble.
johnnycobrakai- October 12, 2008 at 4:23 pm
im gonna say the best thing out of the UFC 91 card is that the UFC page has tamdan mccrory's nickname as the "The Barn Cat"

so, ill probably pay 50 bucks just to hear buffer scream out tamdam "The Barn Cat" mccrory then find something else to watch.

The Barn Cat- seriously
MMA FAN- October 12, 2008 at 4:11 pm
MY GOOOOOOOOD did u read that? a card where all the belts will be on the line!
can you imagine that? freaking awesome
KP- October 12, 2008 at 3:32 pm
I think as long as Gonzaga is on the main card it won't pull in over a mil...no one wants to see him curl up in a ball and wait for the ref to stop the fight ever again. That fight turns me away from this entire ppv.
SL- October 12, 2008 at 3:04 pm
I'm more interested in seeing Stevenson vs. Florian than Couture vs. Lesnar.

It's a silly match up, especially if Florian loses, but I'm sure it will be a great fight.
Kel- October 12, 2008 at 2:34 pm
Aside from the main event, it looks like a UFN card to me...Not worth paying for. The events in January probably have more of a chance breaking 1mil buys
Michaelthebox- October 12, 2008 at 2:33 pm
Anybody notice that the UFC is basically a Randy-coming-out-of-retirement shocker from having an even worse card this november than last november? They seem to have a lot of trouble booking matches that month.
Anonymous- October 12, 2008 at 2:31 pm
just so you know, quoting mmabay might make your site look bad and hurt your credibility.

It's a troll site on sherdog, and whoever runs it takes stories from other sites then announces them as their own trying to get page views. (I also think they've been known to start their own rumors without any fact to back them up)
Fenix- October 12, 2008 at 2:24 pm
Ok guys, I've modified this card with 2 fighters and it would be so damn sweet if it were true. Now THIS is a card that would have sold over 1million buys. Sorry Dana, I'm gonna predict 600-800k.

— Randy Couture vs. Brock Lesnar (for heavyweight championship)
— Kenny Florian vs. BJ Penn (for lightweight championship)
— Amir Sadollah vs. Nick Catone
— Gabriel Gonzaga vs. Cain Velazquez
— Nate Quarry vs. Demian Maia
Fenix- October 12, 2008 at 2:18 pm
Wow, UFC 90 and 92 are going to be way better cards just from looking at the matchups :(

I might not buy this one afterall. Especially after Florians crappy Machidaesque outing last fight. Off to BW3's it is...
Earl- October 12, 2008 at 2:15 pm
I just watched the Lesnar/Herring fight on Spike. Saw it initially on CP. Gotta say, it was hard not to change the channel on that one. ZZZZZZZ....As much as I like The Natural I'll just catch the results online.
douchebaggery- October 12, 2008 at 2:12 pm
that poster looks like a before and after ad for some miracle drug
Sam- October 12, 2008 at 1:55 pm
Well I like the card.

If I had my way I'd replace the Gonzaga fight with the Hazelett fight, but we'll most likely get that on UFC.com afterwards anyway.

You get a couture fight, which is always worth the money, as well as a lightweight bout which will earn florian a shot at the title if he wins. I'm very interested to see how Florian goes and I think Quarry vs. Maia is a very intriguing bout and I like both guys.

So I like this card very much. More so than 88 through to 90.
Sodak- October 12, 2008 at 1:48 pm
its like a tourney winners fight for the title. thats a pretty sad card they should name it bum fights
DROP DEAD JACK- October 12, 2008 at 1:47 pm
Randy looks extra old in that poster.
Polish- October 12, 2008 at 1:38 pm
Weak card...
Dex- October 12, 2008 at 1:30 pm
@DP - Nog is the "interm champ" so he is going to fight Mir in a 5 rounder soon. Maybe December. The winner of that fight will fight the Lesnar/Coture winner to unify the now split HW title.

This card is WEAK. That being said, can we please get the Fitch clone vs The Barn Cat on the main card please? That fight will be bad ass.

This card needs a Wanderlei/Rampage or some sick fight like that to co-main event before it'll break 1 million buys.
DP- October 12, 2008 at 1:06 pm
you guys might have already covered this area before but i havent read it so could someone clear up whats going to happen with nog/mirr and lesnar/couture?
No1Dad- October 12, 2008 at 12:39 pm
"Dustin Hazelett vs. Tamdan McCrory"

It seems like those two have been fighting each other on every undercard in the past year. I know they haven't, it just seems like it.
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