After weeks of speculation and a ton of red tape, the UFC has officially announced that UFC 115 will indeed go down inside the GM Place in Vancouver, Canada.
“Our Canadian fans are among the most loyal and enthusiastic in the world, and we are thrilled to bring the UFC to Vancouver,” company president Dana White said in a press release.
After the UFC set a Wednesday night deadline, Mirko Miadenovic, the Vancouver Athletic Commission chairman, told Sirius XM’s “The Fight Show” that the counsel held a three-hour meeting on Tuesday night to revise the package it was offered by the UFC, specifically with its procedures for regulating a mixed marital arts event.
One thing that was left off the UFC’s announcement was the main event for the card, which is expected to feature the trilogy between former light heavyweight champs Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz.
White, Liddell and Ortiz have all said the bout is still on, however there is chatter that Ortiz has been forced out for some reason.
Here’s how a rumored UFC 115 card currently stands:
Mike Pyle vs. Jesse Lennox
Peter Sobotta vs. James Wilks
Carlos Condit vs. Rory MacDonald
Evan Dunham vs. Tyson Griffin
Ben Rothwell vs. Gilbert Yvel
Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic vs. Pat Barry
Chuck Liddell vs. Tito Ortiz