Stout-Fisher Rematch Headlines UFC Fight Night in Florida on June 12
FIGHT NIGHT RETURNS TO FLORIDA
AT THE SEMINOLE HARD ROCK HOTEL & CASINO
IN HARD ROCK LIVE
SPENCER FISHER vs. SAM STOUT
JON FITCH vs. ROAN CARNEIRO
Tickets Go On Sale Saturday, May 12 at 12pm ET
Las Vegas, NV (USA) -- The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) organization brings its UFC Fight Night series of live events telecast on Spike TV back to Hollywood, Fla. for its third event at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hard Rock Live. Headlining the South Florida card is Spencer "The King" Fisher vs. Canada's Sam "Hands of Stone" Stout in a highly anticipated rematch of one of 2006's best lightweight bouts. As a special feature, undefeated wrestling expert Jon Fitch will take on Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu specialist Roan Carneiro in a sizzling170-pound matchup. UFC Fight Night will take place inside the Hard Rock Live and will telecast live on Spike TV Tuesday, June 12 starting at 9pm ET/PT (tape delay).
Tickets for UFC Fight Night go on sale Saturday, May 12 starting at 12:00pm ET and are priced at $250, $150, $100 and $50. All seats are reserved and available at the Hard Rock Live Box Office, open daily from noon until 7 p.m. Tickets also are available at all Ticketmaster outlets online at www.ticketmaster.com or charge by phone: Miami-Dade (305) 358-5885, Broward (954) 523-3309 and Palm Beach (561) 966-3309. Doors open one hour prior to show time. Additional fees and/or service charges may apply.
UFC Fight Club members will have the opportunity to purchase tickets to this event Thursday, May 10 starting at 10:00am ET via the website www.ufc.com. A special Internet ticket pre-sale will be available to UFC newsletter subscribers Friday, May 11 starting at 10:00am ET. To access this presale, users must register for the UFC newsletter through www.ufc.com
With over 20 pro fights to his name in just four years, Spencer "The King" Fisher is one of the most active lightweights in mixed martial arts today. That description can also apply to his aggressive fighting style, which led to two Fight of the Year candidates in 2006 as he went to war in successive bouts against Sam Stout and Matt Wiman. Fisher finished off 2006 with an emphatic first round TKO win over Dan Lauzon at UFC 64 in October, and though he suffered a setback when he was stopped by Hermes Franca in January, the Bettendorf, Iowa resident plans on extracting some payback from the man who gave him his first UFC loss, Sam "Hands of Stone" Stout.
"Fighting in this sport, you want to be the best, and that's what I strive to be, so fighting as the main event for UFC Fight Night is a dream come true," said Fisher. "I'm excited about this fight. I am going to go out there and try to submit him as fast as possible."
Stout is the North American Welterweight Kickboxing champion, the Canadian lightweight Muay Thai champion and the Canadian lightweight mixed martial arts champion. He is an excellent striker and seven of his eight MMA victories have come by knockout. This 23-year old striking ace, who is 1-1 in the Octagon, hopes to duplicate his March 2006 win over Spencer Fisher and send the respected Team MFS fighter back to the drawing board.
"I'm twice the fighter I was when we fought last time. I beat him by majority decision, but I'm excited to fight him again. To beat him twice would be great!" said Stout. "Being the main event, there is always a little more pressure, but I fight best that way. I'm looking forward to giving the millions of fans watching a finish June 12."
In a featured bout, Jon Fitch will face Brazilian Roan Carneiro in a three round welterweight battle. Fitch carries a simple philosophy when it comes to fighting, stating, "I fight like a thief. If you leave a window open I will crawl through it and make you pay." So far, that approach has worked like a charm as the former Division I wrestler from Purdue has compiled five straight wins in the UFC without a loss, the most recent being a submission win over Luigi Fioravanti at UFC 68 in March of this year. But to continue his upward climb in the sport's most competitive division, 28-year old Fitch must get by tough BJJ expert Roan Carneiro.
Once Rio de Janeiro native Carneiro got a foothold in the world's most competitive sport, he ran off a five-fight win streak that stamped him as a fighter to watch. With tenacity, talent, and a devastating Anaconda choke, this 29-year entered the Octagon for the first time in April and defeated standout veteran Rich Clementi. Now he faces Fitch and looks to establish himself as one of the best 170-pounders in the UFC.
The remaining bouts for UFC Fight Night will be announced shortly. All bouts are subject to change.
For more information about UFC Fight Night, or current UFC fight news, visit www.ufc.com or uk.ufc.com.
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About Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is South Florida's leading entertainment destination featuring 50 live action poker tables and 2,100 gaming machines on the casino floor. For the third year in a row, the American Automobile Association (AAA) bestowed its prestigious Four Diamond rating to this 500-room hotel. The property also hosts 17 restaurants, 11 clubs and lounges, 30,000 square feet of meeting space, a full-service, European-style spa and 22 retail shops. Hard Rock Live is Seminole Hard Rock's state-of-the-art venue showcasing the latest national music and comedic acts and boxing. Complimentary and valet parking is available. With the opening of the Lucky Street Parking garage, an additional 2,300 spaces are available. The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is located on State Road 7 (U.S. 441) exit Stirling and travel west (1 Seminole Way) in Hollywood, Florida. For more information, call (954) 327-ROCK, 1-800-937-0010 or visit us online at www.seminolehardrockhollywood.com.
About The Ultimate Fighting Championship
The Ultimate Fighting Championship brand is the world's leading professional mixed martial arts organization and offers the premier series of MMA sports events. Owned and operated by Zuffa, LLC, and headquartered in Las Vegas, Nev., the UFC organization produces approximately twelve to fourteen live pay-per-view events annually that are distributed through cable and satellite providers. In addition to its U.S. distribution, UFC fight programs are distributed throughout the world including broadcast on WOWOW, Inc. in Japan, on MAIN EVENT in Australia, Globosat in Brazil and Bravo in the United Kingdom. For more information, or current UFC fight news, visit www.ufc.com.
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