Finalized “UFC 111: St-Pierre vs. Hardy” Fight Card and Official Trailer

Written by Tom Ngo
March 5th, 2010

The UFC has just announced that a welterweight scrap between Matt Riddle and Greg Soto will complete the roster for their star-studded “UFC 111: St-Pierre vs. Hardy” event on March 27th, the organization’s biggest fight card of the year.

Champion Georges St-Pierre will defend his title for the first time since humbling former top contender Thiago Alves at UFC 100 last July. MMA’s nastiest welterweight owns a ridiculous 19-2 pro record and is perfect through his last six scraps.

Dan Hardy holds a 23-6 mark and has won seven straight contests. Although the Brit is riding a sick amount of momentum into the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, he’s never faced a beast like GSP.

An interim heavyweight bout between former two-time champion Frank Mir and undefeated Shane Carwin will co-headline the show. The two will duke it out to determine who gets next crack at reigning king Brock Lesnar.

Spike TV will resume their popular “UFC Prelims” lead-in show to kick off the pay-per-view broadcast. The hour-long show will feature two live preliminary bouts – the 170-pound clash between Ricardo Almeida and Matt Brown, as well as the UFC welterweight debut of Nate Diaz as he meets Rory Markham.

Here’s a breakdown of the day’s festivities:

Preliminary Bouts:

Greg Soto vs Matt Riddle
Thomas Drwal vs. Rousimar Palhares
Rodney Wallace vs. Jared Hamman
Kurt Pellegrino vs. Fabricio Camoes

Spike TV 6PM ET/9PM PT

Ricardo Almeida vs. Matt Brown
Nate Diaz vs. Rory Markham

Main Bouts:

Mark Bocek vs. Jim Miller
Thiago Alves vs. Jon Fitch
Jake Ellenberger vs. Ben Saunders
Shane Carwin vs. Frank Mir (UFC Interim Heavyweight Title)
Dan Hardy vs. Georges St-Pierre (UFC Welterweight Champion)

We have also included the official UFC 111 trailer for your viewing pleasure:

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