Friday, February 23, 2007

UFC looking for big turnout at M.E.N.

By Jim Page

The big news on the UK scene that has got people talking is most certainly the return of the UFC to British shores on April 21. Rumor has it that Zuffa's first effort to bring the big show to English fans back in 2002 was by no means a commercial success. However, with a massive surge in the popularity of the sport since then, it seems entirely possible that the UFC may sell-out the massive M.E.N. arena in Manchester.

Heavily rumored to appear on the card is the UFC's newest and most expensive acquisition, Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic, as he takes on the next brave man to stand in the way of his well-publicized run at the heavyweight title, Gabriel Gonzaga.

Also getting chins wagging is the return of TUF standout, Mike Bisping, who faces Elvis Sinosic. Other big names making their UK debut include Tito Ortiz, Forrest Griffin and Andrei Arlovski.

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