UFC.com has officially announced Chuck “The Iceman” Liddell (21-7 MMA, 16-6 UFC) will indeed face Rich “Ace” Franklin (26-5 MMA, 12-4 UFC) and not Tito Ortiz at UFC 115 in the City of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada at General Motors Place on Saturday, June 12th, 2010.

“Our Canadian fans are among the most loyal and enthusiastic in the world, and we are thrilled to bring the UFC to Vancouver,” said Dana White, UFC President. “We want to thank Mayor Gregor Robertson and our partners at Canucks Sports and Entertainment for helping to make UFC 115 become the first UFC event in British Columbia.”

“We are pleased to be the host venue for this first ever UFC event in Vancouver,” said Harvey Jones, Vice President and General Manager, Arena Operations, Canucks Sports and Entertainment. “We know the UFC is very popular in Canada and that UFC 115 will be an incredible event for the city, the venue, and all the sports fans here.”

“Vancouver fans will be thrilled that the UFC is coming here,” said Mayor Gregor Robertson. “We’ve worked hard to bring it to Vancouver and I want to thank UFC and Canucks Sports and Entertainment for making the event possible. Vancouver has some of the most passionate UFC fans in the world, and I have no doubt that General Motors Place will be packed on June 12th.”

Rumored UFC 115 Fight Card:

Chuck Liddell vs. Rich Franklin
Thiago Alves vs. Jon Fitch
Patrick Barry vs. Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic
Evan Dunham vs. Tyson Griffin
Martin Kampmann vs. Paulo Thiago
Ben Rothwell vs. Gilbert Yvel
Mac Danzig vs. Matt Wiman
Carlos Condit vs. Rory MacDonald
Jesse Lennox vs. Mike Pyle
Peter Sobotta vs. James Wilks
Claude Patrick vs. Ricardo Funch

UFC Fight Club presale – Tuesday, April 13 – 1 pm ET/10 am PT for Ultimate-level members.
Newsletter Presale – Wednesday, April 14 – 1 pm ET/10 am PT
Public On-Sale – Thursday, April 15 – 1 pm ET/10 am PT

Ticket prices are $76, $126, $201, $301, $401, $601

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