Wakey wakey, eggs and…MMA. It’s the morning round-up here at 6th Round, and here’s what you may have missed while you were snoozing.
UFC 99 gets an addition to it’s growing fight card with a fight between Paul “Telly” Kelly, and Roli Delgado. TUF 8 viewers will remember Roli as the kid who lost a decision to Junie Browning. Many believe he won the fight, but his next test in Kelly will be worlds more difficult.
UFC 100 has been made official for July 11 in Vegas. The epic line-up for the historic event has two more bouts added in, with Matt Grice vs. Shannon Gugerty, and Dong Hyun Kim vs. jonathan Goulet. All four fighters are coming off losses, although Grice had a controversial stoppage and many believe Kim won his last match against Karo Parisyan.
UFC President Dana White speaks about Mask, and the tragic loss for the MMA world…
“But I’m going to tell you right now, you couldn’t meet a nicer guy, a more friendly, outgoing guy, a more loyal guy. He really was a good person. He’s one of the pioneers, one of the legends of this sport.”
“This guy was selling T-shirts out of the trunk of his car and when we first got involved with the UFC, we met them. We really liked them, we liked their energy. They were good people and we got together and we started doing all this grassroots marketing together – the UFC and Tapout. They were very loyal to us and we were very loyal to them.
“And it sucks to see a guy who has worked so hard his whole life, to finally make it and break through, and then have something like this happen to him.”
It’s been announced that MMA legend Pat Miletich will join the Showtime announcing crew for the April 11th Strikeforce event. The night will feature main event of Frank Shamrock vs. Nick Diaz.