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GSP vs. Alves to Headline UFC 100

Written by Tom Ngo
February 15th, 2009
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Although UFC 100 is still five months away, MMA fans can’t help but speculate about what kind of surprises the organization will have in store for their historic event. Rumors have swirled that the UFC was entertaining the thought of having all five titles on the line, which president Dana White quickly shot down, however White insinuated that the 170-pound title will in fact be up for grabs.

Due to the issues surrounding Quebec and UFC 97, White is currently in Canada trying to salvage the event. During an interview with a Montreal radio station, White stated that UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre will defend his title against the ever-dangerous Thiago Alves.

“I’m pretty confident that UFC 100 will have Georges St-Pierre on the card,” White said on CKAC. “UFC 100 will more than likely have Georges St-Pierre defending his welterweight title.”

White said that their monumental centennial event would be taking place in Las Vegas, Nevada, and not in Denver, Colorado, the site of their first-ever promotion back in 1993.

It is believed that the July 11th card will be held at the Mandalay Bay Event Center.

While this is the only bout that White would confirm, it has been Rumored that UFC light heavyweight champ Rashad Evens would be making his first title defense against the winner of the Quinton “Rampage” Jackson/Lyoto Machida bout at UFC 96.

The card is also believed to host a middleweight bout between Michael Bisping and Dan Henderson, the opposing coaches on this season’s “The Ultimate Fighter 9” reality show.

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