In anticipation of the incredible card planned for UFC® Live this Sunday, MMA fans will get a treat. They will be able to watch the preliminary fights live on Facebook prior to the main card, which will be shown live on Versus.
With seven preliminary bouts lined up, Facebook fans will be able to watch fights featuring Tyson Griffin vs. Manny Gamburyan, Joe "Daddy" Stevenson vs. Javier Vazquez, and Joe Lauzon vs. Curt Warburton.
On the Versus card, the dynamic heavyweight Matt Mitrione will battle Christian Morecraft. Next up, welterweight’s Matt "The Immortal" Brown goes into the octagon with John "Doomsday" Howard. With the co-main event featuring two of MMA’s most powerful heavyweights, Pat Barry will look to defeat Cheick Kongo with his crushing leg kicks. And for the main event, Nate "The Great" Marquardt will battle Rick "The Horror" Story.
In local MMA news, Superior Cage Combat announces SCC2 at the Orleans Arena on Saturday, August 20. The card is stacked with top, pro MMA fighters, and headlined by the welterweight clash between Josh Neer (30-10) and Blas Avena (7-4).
This fight will be preceded by an explosive co-main event featuring John Alessio (31-14) and Waachiim Spiritwolf (9-8). The card, with a total of 11 bouts, features UFC, WEC, Strikeforce and M1 vets, including well-known names such as Justin Buchholz, Thiago Meller, John Gunderson, Victor Moreno, Elvis Mutapcic, and many more. For more information about this event, go to www.superiorcagecombat.com.
Tuff N Uff – the future stars of MMA – will hold its next event Friday, July 1, at the Cox Pavilion. The event will feature 13 bouts with fighters from Xtreme Couture, TapouT Training Center, Team Quest, Wand Fight Team, Suffer, Striking Unlimited and Throwdown. For more information about this event, go to www.tuffnuff.net.