UFC 115: Vancouver out, Cincinnati possible

The Canadian Press has confirmed the Vancouver will no longer host UFC 115 on June 12th and that Cincinnati is now in top running to host the event.

Reported earlier this month, Paul Lazenby who is actively involved in regulating Mixed Martial Arts in the city of Vancouver, BC, appeared on the Hardcore Sports Radio show, revealing time was running out by the day to resolve the issue of legalising the sport, making it less and less likely to go ahead.

Shortly there after, Commission chairman Mirko Mladenovic said the approval and conditions revolve around “insurance and indemnity issues with the city” being resolved. Those issues were expected to be addressed at a city council meeting April 6th, 2010.

The UFC even secured the 19,000-seat GM Place to host, which was expected to feature a main event of “The Ultimate Fighter 11” coaches, Chuck Liddell vs. Tito Ortiz.

According to the report, the UFC opted to skip Vancouver due to the two sides hadn’t managed to resolve “insurance and other indemnification matters”.

UFC 77: Hostile Territory tok place on Saturday, October 20, 2007 at the U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio. The main event featured Anderson Silva defending his middleweight championship against Rich Franklin in a rematch of their October 2006 meeting at UFC 64. The co-main event was a heavyweight match-up between former two-time champion Tim Sylvia and undefeated Brandon Vera. The official Attendance reached 16,054 bringing the total gate $2,540,000.

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