5/11 MMA News and Notes
May 11, 2012 - by Alex Peredo
~ Chris Lytle, who retired from the UFC this past year after a long and productive fighting career, lost the Republican bid for a state Senate nomination in District 28. In Tuesday’s three-horse race, Lytle (30 percent of the vote) finished behind winner Mike Crider (41 percent) but ahead of John Merlau (29 percent).
~ UFC bantamweight veteran Ian “The Barn Owl” Loveland won last night at the Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino in Lemoore, California. Loveland beat Alecander Crispim via KO (Knee) at 4:23 into Round 1. The bout was at TPF 13: Unfinished Business & was for the vacant Tachi Palace Fights Bantamweight Championship. Loveland is now 15-9.
~ UFC Primetime: “Dos Santos vs. Mir” airs episode 1 later tonight at 11 p.m. ET on FX. The three-part special airs after The Ultimate Fighter. Replays of each episode air on FUEL TV.
~ FUEL TV revealed announcing teams for UFC on FUEL TV 3: “Korean Zombie vs. Poirier” event. Former UFC champion Rashad Evans will join Jay Glazer for the weigh-in show on Friday, while Chael Sonnen has been tapped for the pre- and post-fight show.
~ The Facebook stream for UFC on FUEL TV 3 begins at approximately 5:30 p.m. ET (2:30 p.m. PT). UFC on FUEL TV 3 takes place Tuesday at Fairfax, Va.’s Patriot Center. The card has 6 bouts on the Facebook stream & 6 bouts on the main card on FUEL TV.