Kelly vs. Volkmann official for UFC 116

by Dann Stupp | source:

As expected Jacob Volkmann (10-2 MMA, 1-2 UFC) is slotted to fight fellow lightweight Paul Kelly (10-2 MMA, 4-2 UFC) in July at UFC 116. ( first reported the bout's likelihood this past week, and UFC executives recently made the preliminary-card fight official.


UFC 116 takes place July 3 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The night's main card, including a heavyweight title-unification bout between champ Brock Lesnar and interim belt-holder Shane Carwin, airs on pay-per-view.


The Volkmann vs. Kelly fight features two former welterweights looking for new life in the lightweight division.

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Archer0545 site profile image  

5/12/10 10:31 AM by Archer0545

Why would Wandy take a step down?  He won their fight.  Bisping could barely get off the canvas when it was over.  No point in a rematch.  

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5/12/10 10:22 AM by knucklesinyourface

Kelly is a pig

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5/12/10 8:43 AM by cycklops

 The first time I saw Volkmann was against Thiago. I became a huge fan at that point. I'll take him in this fight.

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5/12/10 7:57 AM by explodingboy

The card is on October at the O2. I'm probably going, I think HBL might be. Are you going to try and get there mate? After Bisping wrecks Miller, I wouldn't be surprised to see Bisping v Wanderlei 2 on the card.  

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5/12/10 7:53 AM by goggs2009

O YEAH!!!! I just watched Kelly's last fight yesterday for the first time he and was brilliant. I was hoping he would get a tough fight. When is the UK card and are you going lee and explodingboy?

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5/12/10 7:49 AM by explodingboy

Excellent fight.

BanTheUKmmaNoobs site profile image  

5/12/10 7:44 AM by BanTheUKmmaNoobs

Really interesting fight. If Kelly fights like he did against Veach - oh man! Could be a rough night for Xmas. But like purist said, Volkmann's no joke.

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5/12/10 7:29 AM by purist

Great fight! I think Volkmann's very underrated because of his losses to Kampmann and Thiago (who are both elite competition), and Kelly looked incredible against Veach. Not sure who to pick.