They say that the third time’s the charm. Well, this roller coaster of a fight card can surely enjoy a change in fortune. After undergoing several unexpected makeovers, the official event poster for UFC 137 has once again been completed.
“Expect the unexpected” is the ad’s new mantra. You can certainly say that again.
With the abrupt exit of the welterweight title bout between champion Georges St-Pierre and Carlos Condit, BJ Penn and Nick Diaz have slid into the card’s top spot. Diaz was originally scheduled to headline opposite GSP, but he was demoted after failing to appear at back-to-back press conferences to promote the pay-per-view broadcast.
St-Pierre’s absence isn’t all bad for Matt Mitrione and Cheick Kongo. The heavyweights were bumped to the show’s co-main event, even though it’s not depicted in the billboard above.
The Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada will serve as host.
Here are the athletes that will be competing at UFC 137:
(Facebook 6:15PM ET/3:15PM 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