MMA News and Notes
Jan 20, 2011 - by staff
~ UFC middleweight veteran Gerald ”Hurricane” Harris (17-3) will fight in his home town of Tulsa, Oklahoma at Xtreme Fight Night on February 25th at the Hard Rock against James Head (6-1). Harris was released by the UFC after UFC 123 back in November. Harris is also set to face Anthony Ruiz in May in California.
~ Two-time UFC lightweight title challenger Kenny Florian (14-5 MMA, 11-4 UFC) is the featured host at a special UFC Fight Club Q&A session to be held prior to the weigh-ins for February’s “UFC 127: Penn vs. Fitch” event. The session takes place Saturday, Feb. 26, at 12 p.m. local time. The UFC 127 weigh-ins follow the session, which takes place at Acer Arena in Sydney Olympic Park in Australia. With the time difference, the weigh-ins air in North America on Friday, Feb. 25, at 10 p.m. ET (7 p.m. PT). The Q&A session is open only to members of the UFC’s official fan club, the UFC Fight Club. Doors for the festivities open at 11 a.m. local time.
~ New Jersey residents Nick Catone (8-2 MMA, 2-2 UFC) and Dan Miller (14-4 MMA, 5-3 UFC) are set to throw down in a middleweight contest on the preliminary portion of UFC 128: Shogun vs. Evans. UFC 128 takes place March 19 at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J.
~ Welterweights John Hathaway (14-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC) and Kris McCray (5-2 MMA, 0-2 UFC) are set to tangle at UFC Fight Night 24. UFC Fight Night 24 takes place March 26 at Seattle’s Key Arena and airs live on Spike TV.
~ Jon Jones & Andrei Arlovski prepare for their respective February bouts in New Mexico.