A lightweight bout has been added to the UFC's upcoming return to England on Nov 14 as "Ultimate Fighter" season 9 runner-up, Andre Winner, returns to action for the first time since the show's finale to take on "Ultimate Fighter" season 8 fighter, Roli Delgado.
The news was confirmed to MMAWeekly.com on Thursday by sources close to the fight.
Winner steps back into the Octagon after dropping a unanimous decision to fellow British fighter, Ross Pearson, in the lightweight finals for the show.
His opponent, Roli Delgado, makes his first appearance in the Octagon since early June when he lost a decision to another British fighter in Paul Kelly during the UFC's first show in Germany.
source - mmaweekly
Wolfslair lightweight Paul Kelly is to be matched with German lightweight Dennis Siver at UFC 105, Fighters Only has been told.
A German source informed us on Thursday morning that the two have verbally agreed to the fight although bout agreements are yet to be completed.
"TUF 8" winner James Wilks vs. Matt Brown in the works for UFC 105 main card
In his first fight since winning the welterweight crown on "The Ultimate Fighter 9," James Wilks (6-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC) is expected to face fast-rising 170-pounder Matt Brown (9-7 MMA, 3-1 UFC) in October at UFC 105.
A source close to the event told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) the bout is "close to finalized" and that bout agreements could be signed shortly.
UFC 105 takes place Nov. 14 at the Manchester Evening News Arena in Manchester, England, and the Wilks vs. Brown fight is expected to be part of the Spike TV-televised (tape delay) main card.
Wilks, a member of Team U.K. on the latest season of "TUF," is a British-born fighter who now trains out of California. On the reality show, he defeated Che Mills and Frank Lester (twice) before submitting fellow finalist DaMarques Johnson at The Ultimate Fighter 9 Finale in June.
Wilks has now won four consecutive pro fights (and seven bouts overall) heading into the likely fight with Brown.
Source - mmajunkie
UFC 105 - Michael Bisping set to take on Wanderlei Silva
MMABay can EXCLUSIVELY reveal that the main event is all set for the UFC’s next visit to the UK on November 14th as Wolfslair trained middleweight, Michael “The Count” Bisping will take on Brazilian MMA legend, Wanderlei Silva in Manchester, England.
source - mmabay.co.uk
Zuffa confirms UFC 105 for Manchester, England on November 14; will likely air free on Spike TV
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) UK President Marshall Zelaznik recently confirmed with Versus.com that UFC 105 will be held on November 14 from the Manchester Evening News (MEN) Arena in Manchester, England.
Zelaznik also confirmed the event would likely be shown for free on Spike TV.
UFC 105 could play host to a number of different scenarios based on what transpired earlier this month at UFC 100. There were rumors of a potential Michael Bisping vs. Anderson Silva middleweight title fight to headline the show, however Dan Henderson took care of that by toe-tagging “The Count” via second round knockout back on July 11.
With Bisping and his title aspirations currently headed to the back of the line, the UFC will likely stack the card with local talent including “The Outlaw” Dan Hardy and The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 9 winners Ross “Real Deal” Pearson and James “Lightning” Wilks.
It will be the first show held at the MEN Arena since UFC 70: “Nations Collide” that featured one of the sport’s biggest upsets when Gabriel Gonzaga defeated Mirko Filipovic via crushing head kick.
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