Three more bouts from the cancelled UFC 151 card have been placed on October 5th's UFC on FX card in Minneapolis, as Thiago Tavares vs. Dennis Hallman, Danny Castillo vs. Michael Johnson, and Shane Roller vs. Minnesota's own Jacob Volkmann will now take place at Target Center.
Ellenberger vs. Hieron Gets New Home updated August 23
While disappointed that they won't be fighting each other on September 1st, welterweights Jake Ellenberger and Jay Hieron have found a home for what was supposed to be UFC 151's co-main event, as they've been moved from the now cancelled card to October 5th's UFC on FX event in Minneapolis, MN.
Lil' Heathen vs. Thugjitsu Master, More on for MN updated August 22
UFC on FX 5 in Minneapolis -- a fight card made possible in part by Guy Fieri -- continues to build buzz with the addition of two bouts and a change to one.
Verbal agreements are in for a scrap between two always-exciting lightweights, "Thugjitsu Master" Yves Edwards and Jeremy "Lil Heathen" Stephens.
With Louis Gaudinot out due to injury, top-ranked English flyweight Phil "Billy" Harris will take his place against Darren Uyenoyama.
Plus, two of the welterweight division’s strongest wrestlers, Mike Pierce and Aaron "A-Train" Simpson, will test their immovable-object reputations against one another.
Minneapolis Fight Card Bulks Up updated July 31
In the wake of the UFC's announcement of Browne vs. Bigfoot, a handful of fights have been verbally agreed to for the October 5 event.
The headlining heavyweights won't be the only big guys going to work -- heavyweight sluggers Rob Broughton and Matt Mitrione will finally meet after their original bout, slated for UFC on FOX this weekend, was scrapped due to visa red tape.
At welterweight, TUF 13's Justin "Fast Eddy" Edwards and seasoned veteran Josh "The Dentist" Neer will meet in a submission specialist vs. TKO artist match-up.
Fans of ground wars -- and the crazy brawls that sometimes take place when two grappling specialists compete -- can look forward to the lightweight bout between BJJ black belt Carlo "Neo" Prater and powerful wrestler Marcus "The Prospect" LeVesseur.
Bart Palaszewski and Diego Nunes will fight at featherweight in a bout originally booked for Indianapolis, the original host city of the FX 5 event. Both men are long-time, well-rounded veterans who favor striking whil promises an exciting mix of similar styles.
With the first UFC flyweight champion about to be crowned, the new division is moving almost as fast as the athletes who compete in it. Joining the 125-pound ranks is Darren Uyenoyama, dropping from bantamweight to meet Louis Gaudinot. Both fighters are coming off career-best performances and looking to extend their hot streaks.
Another fighter who's found success at flyweight, TUF 14 winner John Dodson, will welcome one of the world's top divisional fighters to the UFC when he takes on 14-1 Jussier Formiga.
Browne vs. Bigfoot to Headline UFC on FX in October updated July 27
When one door closes, another opens, and after unbeaten heavyweight Travis Browne saw his August 4th bout with Ben Rothwell get scrapped due to a Rothwell injury, "Hapa" immediately got back in the rotation, as he now gets a headlining date on Friday, October 5 against Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva.
This UFC on FX main event will take place at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. More information on this event, including ticket on-sale dates, will be announced shortly.
Three UFC 151 Bouts Move to Minneapolis
August 23, 2012
Up-to-the-minute news about UFC on FX 5, taking place October 5 in Minneapolis, MN