Tuesday, March 04, 2008

UFC 84 FIGHTERS ANNOUNCED !


ULTIMATE FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIP® ANNOUNCES

UFC 84: ILL WILL

UFC® WORLD LIGHTWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP

BJ PENN vs. SEAN SHERK

AND

TITO ORTIZ vs. LYOTO MACHIDA

WANDERLEI SILVA vs. KEITH JARDINE

SATURDAY, MAY 24, 2008

LIVE FROM MGM GRAND GARDEN ARENA

Tickets Go on Sale Sunday, March 2 at 10am PST

Columbus, OH (USA) – The time for talking is over, and now UFC® Lightweight Champion BJ “The Prodigy” Penn and former champion Sean “The Muscle Shark” Sherk will have the chance to settle their score. On May 24, both men will step into the UFC Octagon™ to determine, once and for all, who is the undisputed king of the 155 pound division. Also, in back-to-back light heavyweight superfights, “The Huntington Beach Bad Boy”, Tito Ortiz, will take on undefeated Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida, and “The Axe Murderer”, Wanderlei Silva, will face “The Dean of Mean”, Keith Jardine. The Ultimate Fighting Championship® organization presents UFC 84: ILL WILL live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday, May 24, 2008.

BJ Penn is a gifted athlete with great speed, flexibility and fantastic striking, and Sean Sherk is the best wrestler and likely the strongest fighter in the lightweight division,” said Dana White, UFC President. “Both believe they are the rightful 155 pound champion, and they’ve publicly traded insults about it – Penn has called Sherk a cheater and Sherk has stated he owns the belt – this should be a battle for the ages.”
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