With the welterweight title tilt between champ Georges St-Pierre and Carlos Condit exiting stage left, the world’s premier MMA promotion was forced to fill the vacant slot created on the pay-per-view portion of UFC 137’s fight card. In steps the middleweight scrap between Brad Tavares (Pictured) and Dustin Jacoby.
Their preliminary fight was initially slated to appear during Facebook’s live stream. Some fans were surprised that neither of the two prelims airing on Spike TV didn’t get the bump, but it’s rare those bouts ever get changed once they are set.
A featherweight fight between Bart Palaszewski and Tyson Griffin, as well as a lightweight affair with Dennis Siver and Donald Cerrone are scheduled for Spike.
The Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada will host the October 29th show. BJ Penn and Nick Diaz will headline the pay-per-view broadcast.
Here is the card’s revised lineup:
(Facebook 6PM ET/3PM PT)
Francis Carmont vs. Chris Camozzi
Danny Downes vs. Ramsey Nijem
Eliot Marshall vs. Brandon Vera
Jeff Curran vs. Scott Jorgensen
(Spike TV 8PM ET/5PM PT)
Bart Palaszewski vs. Tyson Griffin
Dennis Siver vs. Donald Cerrone
(Pay-Per-View 9PM ET/6PM PT)
Hatsu Hioki vs. George Roop
Dustin Jacoby vs. Brad Tavares
Roy Nelson vs. Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic
Matt Mitrione vs. Cheick Kongo
BJ Penn vs. Nick Diaz