UFC Announces UFC 67: ALL OR NOTHING
MIRKO “CRO COP” AND QUINTON “RAMPAGE” JACKSON TO MAKE UFC DEBUT
Las Vegas — This comeback story will not only be real, it will be “As Real As it Gets” when The Ultimate Fighter 4 “The Comeback” winners Matt “The Terror” Serra and Travis Lutter cash in on their prize and take on reigning UFC Champions Georges “Rush” St. Pierre and Anderson “The Spider” Silva, respectively, for a shot at the UFC world titles. They will have nothing to lose and everything to gain when the Ultimate Fighting Championship organization presents UFC 67: ALL OR NOTHING live from the Mandalay Bay Events Center Saturday, Feb. 3.
Also announced today will be the incredible debut of two fighters new to the UFC, but definitely no strangers to the world of mixed martial arts. On Feb. 3, Mirko “Cro Crop” and Quinton “Rampage” Jackson will step into the Octagon for the first time in their historic breakout fight. Mirko “Cro Crop” will take on Eddie Sanchez and “Rampage” will face Marvin Eastman.
“I want all the best fighters in the UFC,” said Dana White, UFC President. “This proves it. UFC 67 not only gives two comeback fighters the chance to show they really are the best, but it also brings Mirko “Cro Cop” and “Rampage” to the UFC to prove they are among the best heavyweights and light heavyweights in the sport. This is just the start of 2007; UFC fans are in for an exciting year.”
Tickets for UFC 67: ALL OR NOTHING are on sale now at $750, $500, $300, $200, $100 and $50. Tickets will be sold at any Mandalay Bay box office and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (Smith’s Food and Drug Centers, Macy’s stores and Ritmo Latino). To charge by phone with a major credit card, call the Mandalay Bay box office at (702) 632-7580 or Ticketmaster at (702) 474-4000. Tickets also are available for purchase at www.ufc.com, www.mandalaybay.com or www.ticketmaster.com.
UFC 67: ALL OR NOTHING is available live on pay-per-view 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 for a suggested retail price of $39.95 ($39.99 CAD).
UFC 67: ALL OR NOTHING features the two championship bouts: Georges “Rush” St. Pierre vs. Matt “The Terror” Serra and Anderson “The Silva” Spider vs. Travis Lutter.
St. Pierre (13-1) has aggressively fought to win the UFC Welterweight title, defeating former champion BJ Penn, Jason “Mayhem” Miller, Frank Trigg and Sean Sherk and most recently the legendary Matt Hughes. He has no plans to give up his newly earned title when he takes on Long Islander Matt “The Terror” Serra. Serra carries a 15-4 record including victories over the highly touted Yves Edwards and Ivan Menjivar. He reached The Ultimate Fighter 4 semifinals by defeating Pete Spratt via tapout due to strikes, and then avenged his previous loss to Shonie Carter by defeating him with a series of takedowns and scoring a unanimous decision with the judges. He faced Chris Lytle in The Ultimate Fighter 4 finale and defeated him by split-decision, thus earning a chance at a title shot in the process. Now he takes on the toughest fight of his career in an attempt
to make a true comeback when he squares off against St. Pierre on Feb. 3.
Silva (17-4), fighting out of Curitiba, Brazil, defeated Rich Franklin by first round KO at UFC 64 to become the new UFC Middleweight Champion. He is an extremely well-rounded fighter with phenomenal striking skills and is looking to make Lutter his first successful title defense. Lutter (12-3) has fought all over the world including Brazil, Denmark, Japan and England. He made his UFC debut with a victory over Marvin Eastman at UFC 50 in October 2004. During The Ultimate Fighter 4, Lutter used his world class Jiu- Jitsu skills to dominate all three rounds against Team Mojo’s Pete “Drago” Sell and punch his ticket to the finals in Las Vegas. There, he submitted Canadian Patrick Cote by armlock at 2:18 of the first round.
The card also features the highly anticipated UFC debut of two top tier fighters Mirko “Cro Cop” and Quinton “Rampage” Jackson.
Mirko “Cro Cop” is considered worldwide as one of the top heavyweights in mixed martial arts today. Notorious for his devastating striking skills — especially his high kicks — which he used to knockout Aleksander Emelianenko and most recently Vanderlei Silva, Mirko “Cro Cop” storms into the UFC ready to battle anyone who dares to oppose him. Eddie Sanchez is a freestyle fighter with heavy hands who always comes to bang. Undefeated with a 8-0 mixed martial arts record, Sanchez is confident that if he lands his right hand the fight will be over and he will have a marquis win over Mirko “Cro Crop” on his record.
Quinton “Rampage” Jackson is known and respected for his raw strength, power slams and equal striking ability. He marches into the UFC with a motive and a plan to capture the UFC light heavyweight crown. He is prepared to wipe out all the top 205-pounders the UFC puts before him, and blaze a path to a much desired title shot. Marvin Eastman is a mixed martial arts veteran who is recognized for pushing the pace and for using his striking power to score ferocious knockouts. He will step into the Octagon ready to do battle with Jackson and establish his name as a top fighter in the UFC.
The remaining bouts for UFC 67: ALL OR NOTHING will be announced in the near future. All bouts are subject to change.
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