After a slow start to the mixed martial arts news week, the UFC came storming back – ala Strikeforce welterweight champ Nick Diaz – and frantically filled out most of the roster for their June 26th event.
In addition to confirming “UFC on Versus 4” will take place inside the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the company announced middleweight-turned-welterweight Nate Marquardt will headline the freebie fight card opposite Anthony Johnson.
In all, nine bouts have been confirmed thus far. The hotly-rumored heavyweight scrap between Pat Barry and Cheick Kong is expected to be added to the show.
Versus will broadcast the show live beginning at 9PM ET/6PM PT.
Here are the athletes participating in the event:
Pat Barry vs. Cheick Kongo*
Michael Johnson vs. Edward Faaloloto
Matt Grice vs. Ricardo Lamas
Joe Stevenson vs. Javier Vazquez
Joe Lauzon vs. Curt Warburton
Tyson Griffin vs. Manny Gamburyan
Rich Attonito vs. Matt Brown
Martin Kampmann vs. John Howard
Matt Mitrione vs. Christian Morecraft
Nate Marquardt vs. Anthony Johnson
* – Not confirmed by UFC