Wednesday, December 05, 2007

YESSS, THE SANDMAN IS BACK!!! GO JAMES!!!


The Ultimate Fighting Championship will finish the 2007 fight season with a bang — and a 10-bout fight card.
The UFC has officially booked and announced a UFC 79 light heavyweight bout between James Irvin (12-4 MMA, 2-3 UFC) and undefeated UFC newcomer Luis Cane (7-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC). A source close to Irvin told (mmajunkie.com) that the fight has been in the work for the past two months.
UFC 79, which takes place at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, airs on pay-per-view. Former champs Matt Hughes and Georges St. Pierre meet in the night’s main event for the UFC’s interim welterweight title.
Irvin will return to action for the first time since a May UFC 71 event. There, the 29-year-old fighter suffered a significant injury when his knee buckled during a loss to Thiago Silva. The Nevada State Athletic Commision originally issued Irvin a medical suspension that ran through November pending clearance from an orthopedic doctor.
The defeat snapped Irvin’s three-fight streak, which included an entertaining second-round TKO of Hector Ramirez at UFC 65.
Cane, a 26-year-old Brazilian, is a perfect 7-0 in his two-year career. Although he’s well versed in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, he’s finished six of his seven victories via knockout.
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