Confirmed to take place June 21 at the Ice Palace in St. Petersburg, Russia. No other details known at this time.
Be sure to tune in Saturday May 5 to Fox in order to watch a very exciting night of fights scheduled to air live from East Rutherford, New Jersey on Fox.
Main card (Fox 8 p.m. Eastern)
Nate Diaz (15-7) vs Jim Miller (21-3)
Johny Hendricks (12-1) vs Josh ‘Kos’ Koshcheck (17-5)
Alan ‘The Talent’ Belcher (17-6) vs Rousimar ‘Toquinho’ Palhares (14-3)
Pat ‘HD’ Barry (7-4) vs Lavar ‘Big’ Johnson (16-5)
Prelims (Fuel tv)
Tony ‘El Cucuy’ Ferguson (13-2) vs Michael ‘The Menace’ Johnson (10-6)
John ‘The Magician’ Dodson (12-5) vs Tim Elliot (8-2)
John ‘The Hitman’ Hathaway (15-1) vs Pascal Krauss (10-0)
Luis ‘Goodnight’ Gaudinot (5-2) vs John ‘Hands of Stone’ Lineker (19-5)
Danny ‘Last Call’ Castillo (13-4) vs John Cholish (8-1)
Dennis ‘The Menace’ Bermudez (7-3) vs Pablo ‘The Scarecrow’ Garza (11-2)
Not yet confirmed but rumored to be on the card:
Roland ‘Stunning’ Delorme (7-1) vs Nick ‘The Ninja of Love’ Denis (11-2)
Mike Massenzio (13-6) vs Karlos ‘The Terminator’ Vemola (8-2)
It used to be that the best pound for pound UFC fighter was between two men, George ‘Rush’ St-Pierre and Anderson ‘The Spider’ Silva. Recent stars have since shined too bright to be ignored and UFC fighters Jon ‘Bones’ Jones (16-1) and Jose Aldo (21-1) must be mentioned when considering a pound for pound champion.
With GSP and The Spider comming off of injuries it seems the UFC is still not suffering from a lack of talent. Younger fighters keep stepping into the lime light and displaying an arsenal of mma skills. It’s very interesting to see where the future for these fighters will lead.
Recorded 9 weeks prior to the fight, Jim Millers thoughts on UFC on Fox 3, airing Saturday May 5th live on Fox.
This was found today on Youtube and I found the comments very interesting and wanted to share it here on the Beatdown. This will undoubtedly be one of the biggest UFC events of the year, if not the biggest.
That’s correct fight fans, it appears Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva (16-3) will make his UFC debut against former heavyweight champion Cane Valasquez (9-1).
Cane Valasquez was originally slated to fight Frank Mir, at UFC 146, until the Nevada State Athletic Commission confirmed that Alistair Overeem had tested positive for elevated testosterone levels. This news made Overeem ineligible to fight in the event and the UFC decided to give Mir a title shot.
With Mir fighting Junior Dos Santos, for the belt, Cane needed a new opponent, that’s where ‘Bigfoot’ comes in. Antonio Silva has many notable victories, including recent wins over Fedor Emelianenko, and Mike Kyle in Strikeforce. Silva was the first and last EliteXC Heavyweight Champion and the 2011 Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix Semifinalist.