Tuesday, January 18, 2022

UFC 97 Set To Go Ahead As Planned In Montreal

From MMAJunkie:

UFC 97 event planned for the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, has reportedly been saved.

Lat week Canadian officials said the UFC could not conduct the April 18 “UFC 97: Redemption” card with the UFC's current rules.

However, according to corussports.com, a French-language website that has covered the series of events, the UFC will prohibit foot stomps at the commission's request, but elbow and knee strikes will not be banned for the upcoming pay-per-view show.

A Bloodyelbow.com reader translated and summarized the article:

I'll summarize for those who don't know French:

– Lorenzo Fertita & Marc Ratner met with Richard Renault (RACJ head of combat sports) and Denis Racicot (RACJ president) Tuesday evening before flying to Europe later that night.

– The event will take place as scheduled under the usual UFC rules except for foot stomps being disallowed.

– RACJ will hold a press conference (no details specified) explaining the decision.

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