Tuesday, January 02, 2007

ST PIERRE OUT FOR 67

LAS VEGAS - The Ultimate Fighting Championship® (UFC®) organization today announced UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St. Pierre has been forced to withdraw from the Feb. 3rd UFC 67: ALL OR NOTHING card due to a knee injury suffered during training for his first title defense against Matt Serra. The rest of the card, which includes the UFC Middleweight title bout between Anderson “The Spider” Silva and Travis Lutter, as well as the UFC debuts of Quinton “Rampage” Jackson vs. Marvin Eastman and Mirko Cro Cop vs. Eddie Sanchez remain intact.
“Unfortunately Georges St. Pierre was injured in training and we’re hopeful that he’ll recover quickly,” said UFC President Dana White. “We look forward to having Matt Serra’s title fight as soon as we can.”
UFC 67 features the championship middleweight bout between Anderson “The Spider” Silva and Travis Lutter. The card also features the debut of two fighters new to the UFC, but definitely not to the world of mixed martial arts. On Feb. 3, Mirko “Cro Cop” and Quinton “Rampage” Jackson will step into the Octagon™ for the first time for their historic breakout fight. Mirko “Cro Cop” will take on Eddie Sanchez and Quinton “Rampage” Jackson will face Marvin “The “Beastman” Eastman.
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 UFC middleweight title fight Anderson “The Spider” Silva vs. Travis Lutter.
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.
UFC 67: ALL OR NOTHING 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 Cop” 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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