UFCThe Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is a U.S.-based mixed martial arts organization, recognized as the largest MMA promotion in the world. The UFC is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada and is owned and operated by Zuffa, LLC. This promotion is responsible for solidifying the sport's postion in the history-books.
UFC is currently undergoing a remarkable surge in popularity, along with greater mainstream media coverage. UFC programming can now be seen on FOX, FX, and FUEL TV in the United States, as well as in 35 other countries worldwide.
A light heavyweight bout has been added to the UFC's first trip to the land down under. "The Ultimate Fighter" Season 8 winner Ryan "Darth" Bader looks to keep his undefeated record in tact as he faces "The Dean of Mean" Keith Jardine.
The bout was confirmed to MMAWeekly.com on Tuesday by multiple sources close to the fight, who indicated bout agreements have been issued for the upcoming fight.
Bader (10-0) has looked strong in both of his fights since winning The Ultimate Fighter competition, most recently in a unanimous decision victory over Eric "Red" Schafer. The former All-American from Arizona State showed some dangerous stand-up to compliment his impressive wrestling background to batter Schafer for the better part of the fight to get the win.
Now taking a step forward in competition, Bader sets his sights on Jardine (15-6-1), who has been a perennially tough fighter, always in or hovering around the Top 10 of the 205-pound division.
With wins over fighters like Chuck Liddell and Forrest Griffin, it's no secret that Jardine is regarded as one of the toughest fighters in the UFC. Unfortunately he's fallen on tougher times lately dropping his last two fights, a decision to Quinton "Rampage" Jackson and a TKO loss to Thiago Silva in his last bout.
This fight has huge implications for both fighters. Jardine could be seen as fighting for his career after back-to-back losses, while Bader looks to get a win over a top-notch opponent in the light heavyweight division and vault to the next level.
While no official word has been made from the UFC about the bout, it's believed it will be shown on the pay-per-view broadcast. Stay tuned for more information on UFC 110 as it becomes available.
Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and Cain Velasquez are expected to headline UFC 110, along with a middleweight contest pitting Wanderlei Silva against Michael Bisping.
not so bad of a card
-Michael Bisping vs. Wanderlei Silva (32-10-1)
-Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic (25-7-2) vs. Ben Rothwell (30-7)
-Stephan Bonnar (11-6) vs. Krzysztof Soszynski (18-9-1)
-Igor Pokrajac (21-6) vs. James Te Huna (12-4)
-Chris Lytle (27-17-5) vs. Dong Hyun Kim (12-0-1)
I like Stun Gun and Krystof this card is retty interesting to me along with the jardine bader fight its not so bad maybe 1 more fight to top it off
Last edited by Xerxes; 12-02-2009 at 03:37 AM.
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This card is sick, the Bader/Jardine fight interests me a lot. I hope Bader works on his cardio a lot and can pick up the win and start getting his named tossed around in the potential contender mix (a win over Jardine wouldnt get him a title shot, but it would elevate him quite a bit).