MMA ufc68: the uprising in ohio

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  1. Kuet

    Kuet New Member

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    http://www.ufc.com/index.cfm?fa=news.detail&gid=4136

    01/03/2007
    UFC COMING TO OHIO WITH A VENGEANCE

    UFC 68: THE UPRISING
    TIM SYLVIA - RICH FRANKLIN - MATT HUGHES
    SATURDAY, MARCH 3, 2007
    LIVE FROM NATIONWIDE ARENA IN COLUMBUS
    Tickets Go on Sale Tuesday, Jan. 9
    Las Vegas – A star-studded lineup comes to Ohio featuring current UFC® Heavyweight Champion Tim “The Maine-iac” Sylvia along with Rich “Ace” Franklin and Matt Hughes – two former UFC champions who are hot on the championship trail and loaded with a vengeance. The Ultimate Fighting Championship® organization presents UFC 68: THE UPRISING live from Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio Saturday, March 3.
    “We have been looking at holding a UFC in the Midwest for a long time, and the weekend of the Arnold Sports Festival presented the perfect opportunity for a UFC event,” said UFC President Dana White “We are excited to come to Nationwide Arena and give UFC fans in Ohio an amazing event featuring great fighters who helped make the UFC the hottest name in sports today.”
    Jim Lorimer, Producer of the Arnold Sports Festival & Fitness Weekend commented, “The Arnold Sports Festival is pleased to welcome 18,000 devoted UFC fans to Nationwide Arena on Saturday, March 3 to coincide with our annual Weekend. The incredible momentum of the UFC will add tremendous energy and excitement to the city of Columbus and the Arnold Sports Festival.”
    “We’re thrilled that UFC has chosen Nationwide Arena as the site of UFC 68: THE UPRISING, giving mixed martial arts fans in the Midwest a chance to be a part of a premier pay-per-view event,” said Eric Granger, general manager of Nationwide Arena.
    Tickets for UFC 68: THE UPRISING go on sale Tuesday, Jan. 9 at $400, $300, $200, $100, $50 and are available at Nationwide Arena Ticket Office, at all Ticketmaster ticket centers, online at www.ticketmaster.com or www.ufc.com and by phone at (614) 431-3600. Tickets may also be purchased at the Blue Jackets Zones at the Chiller Dublin, Chiller Easton and Chiller North. All tickets are subject to facility fee and service charges.
    UFC® Fight Club™ members will have the first opportunity to purchase tickets to this event Saturday, Jan. 6 at 10 am EST via the website www.ufc.com. A special Internet ticket pre-sale will be available to UFC newsletter subscribers Sunday, Jan. 7 starting at 10am EST. To access this presale, users must register for the UFC newsletter through www.ufc.com. There will be a special auction for Octagon-side floor seats available only through www.ticketmaster.com.
    UFC 68: THE UPRISING is available live on pay-per-view in Standard or High-Definition (HD) where available at 10 p.m. EST/7 p.m. PST on iN DEMAND, DIRECTV, DISH Network, TVN, Bell ExpressVu, Shaw Communications and Viewer’s Choice Canada. The suggested retail price for Standard Definition is $39.95 ($39.99 CAD) and $49.95 for HD.
    UFC 68: THE UPRISING features current Heavyweight Champion Tim Sylvia, and former UFC Champions Rich Franklin and Matt Hughes.

    meh , well have to wait and see whos fighting who...
     
  2. Kuet

    Kuet New Member

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    WTF ?!??! they ARE charging more for HD fights? thats fucking gay, jesus.
     
  3. Kuet

    Kuet New Member

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    i think its goona be franklin vs swick :x: then swick will be exposed....just you guys wait...
     
  4. Degenerate

    Degenerate Optimus Riem! OT Supporter

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    Quick Swick is going to lose to the Swickatine :mamoru:
     
  5. flamingsnowball

    flamingsnowball Only once the drugs are done...

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    i hope swick wins if he fights
     
  6. Mountain Dude

    Mountain Dude Here it comes, and there it goes, another day in d

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    Couple of questions here.

    1: How long do they expect GSP to be out?
    2: Do you think that Sylvias opponent is TBA because they're waiting for Cro Cop to win his fight, or because they aren't ready to announce Vera is fighting for the title?
     
  7. jmx2323

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    hmmmm looks interesting, I hope Mirko gets a shot that early, I dont see why the would let vera possibly beat silvia then mirko kills him and what does that do? If im the UFC i want to see Mirko kill silvia and get him out of the picture
     
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    tenmeikanoh New Member

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    Greg Savage from Sherdog is saying it looks like:

    Sylvia vs. Gonzaga
    Hughes vs. Lytle
    Fitch vs. Fioravanti
     
  9. Neal&Bob

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    Gay

    I want :

    Hughes vs Karo
    Franklin vs Mcdonald
    Silvia vs Kongo
    Diego vs. Spencer Fisher (not sure if they are in same weight class tho).
     
  10. IntheWorks

    IntheWorks windin film.. takin pics Moderator

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    to get tickets or not......

    it'd be cool to see in person, but I'd probably have to buy the cheap seats....
     
  11. Sammo

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    did Vera already get bought off by another organization?
     
  12. RMarks

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    from the Rumors section on MMA Weekly:

    UFC 68: MARCH 3, 2007 IN COLUMBUS, OHIO (Nationwide Arena)

    -Matt Hughes (#2 Welterweight)* vs. Chris Lytle
    -Tim Sylvia (#5 Heavyweight in the World)* vs. Gabriel Gonzaga
    -Rich Franklin (#5 Middleweight)* vs. Jason MacDonald
    -Jon Fitch (#7 Welterweight)* vs. Luigi Fioravanti
    -Karo Parisyan (#5 Welterweight)* vs. TBA
    -Mike Swick vs. TBA
    -Assuerio Silva vs. TBA

    Note: Tim Sylvia's opponent was originally scheduled to be Brandon Vera, but Vera was unable to come to terms with Zuffa on a multi-fight contract extension in time for this bout, and Vera is not going to get a title shot with only one fight remaining on his UFC contract.
     
  13. Kuet

    Kuet New Member

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    lame.....giving the ex champs a bunch of cans ... said this before....franklin is going to steam roll mcdonald, he was loosing the fight to a sloppy chris leben, then he got that choke in .... theres no way hell submit rich, and rich's striking is way cleaner and effective than leben's ... rich by brutal rd 1 "quarry'd" KO .
     
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    RMarks New Member

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    I wouldn't call Lytle a can. I think it'll be a good fight.
     
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    Kuet New Member

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    sorry i meant only franklin.
     
  16. Soul_On_Fire

    Soul_On_Fire And the taste of the poison on her lips..

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    I'm so in.. me and my normal group that watches the PPV will probably all go.
     
  17. IntheWorks

    IntheWorks windin film.. takin pics Moderator

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    after talking it over with the wife... we'll probably watch this one from home. She'll be 8 months pregnant and doesn't think it will be to comfortable.... I'm sure they'll come back to ohio again though.
     
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    IntheWorks windin film.. takin pics Moderator

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    I don't have any friends who are interested, or I would go.....:hs:
     
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    I'm pissed that Sylvia won't be fighting Vera at the card, I wonder who they'll have him fight?
     
  20. Soul_On_Fire

    Soul_On_Fire And the taste of the poison on her lips..

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    I dont care as long as he loses.. I hate watching him fight..
     
  21. damiand

    damiand Proceed

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    I'm roooting for Sylvia 100%. THis is the first and only time you will hear this from me. Why? If Sylvia wins, means Cro Cop vs Sylvia is guranteed, and that fight will be fucking awsome.
     
  22. Kuet

    Kuet New Member

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    just like my brother and yours' fight?:mamoru:
    SO kidding ..... yea, come to think of it im with you on that one.... yup. go sylvia go !!
     
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    damiand Proceed

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    yah yah...:hs: are you his older bro or younger?
     
  24. Soul_On_Fire

    Soul_On_Fire And the taste of the poison on her lips..

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    your right.. It's not something I considered seeing as I want him to lose so bad.. but I agree.. I would get MUCH more satisfaction out of watching Cro Cop kick his head off. Is anyone from Ohio on here goin to this event?
     
  25. SinisterHand

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    I am thinking about it but the more I see of the card, the less I want to go. :hs: If GSP or Cro Cop were fighting I would go regardless of the other fights. Or if it was Vera fighting Sylvia I would most likely go, I think I will just PPV this one.
     

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