On the heels of Friday’s erroneous report that Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic would be forced out of his UFC 119 scrap against Frank Mir, the world’s premier mixed martial arts show wanted to reiterate the Croatian’s participation by releasing the finalized fight card for their debut in the Hoosier state.
While the heavyweights will headline the show, the co-main event will feature fast-rising light heavyweight star Ryan Bader and veteran Antonio Rogerio Nogueira. In addition, a welterweight rematch between former champ Matt Serra and Chris Lytle had also been previously confirmed for the September 25th pay-per-view broadcast.
On Friday, the UFC announced the following bouts will round out the fight card; Sean Sherk vs. Evan Dunham, Melvin Guillard vs. Jeremy Stephens, CB Dollaway vs. Joe Doerksen, Matt Mitrione vs. Joey Beltran, Thiago Tavares vs. Pat Audinwood, Steve Lopez vs. Waylon Lowe, TJ Grant vs. Julio Paulino and Mark Hunt vs. Sean McCorkle.
The event takes place inside the Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Here is what UFC 119’s agenda looks like:
Mark Hunt vs. Sean McCorkle
T.J. Grant vs. Julio Paulino
Steve Lopez vs. Waylon Lowe
Pat Audinwood vs. Thiago Tavares
(Spike TV 9PM ET/6PM PT)
Matt Mitrione vs. Joey Beltran
C.B. Dollaway vs. Joe Doerkson
Melvin Guillard vs. Jeremy Stephens
Evan Dunham and Sean Sherk
Matt Serra vs. Chris Lytle
Ryan Bader vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
Frank Mir vs. Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic