|10-28-2002, 12:02 PM||#1|
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From www.mmaweekly.com :
[b:c8d134783b]MMAWeekly was the first website to report a month ago about a new promotion that is promoting a card called "Battleship". We told you that there would be a heavyweight tournament and middleweight tournament, as well as a few of the fighters who would be competiting. We now have updated information.
MMAWeekly's Scott Peterson is reporting Murilo Bustamante will be headlining the middleweight tournament. The current UFC Middleweight Champion has not signed a contract with the UFC and it looks like he will now compete in the Battleship middleweight tournament. The rest of field is a star studded cast. As we told you last month, Frank Shamrock and Pat Miletich will be competiting. A couple of new names to add to the mix is Matt Lindland, and it looks like there could be negotiations with Phil Baroni! The interesting part about this equation is the fact that all of the fighters in the middleweight division have fought in the UFC and all of the fighters ARE NOT currently under UFC contracts. This is defintely huge news.
As far as the heavyweights go a couple of Pride Champions will be featured. MMAWeekly has learned that Minotauro Nogueira is close to a deal to fight in Battleship. Peterson also reports former Pride Champion Mark Coleman will compete as well as Don Frye and possibly Josh Barnett. No matter how you slice it, this could be one of the biggest cards ever if they can finish signing the big names to big deals. MMAWeekly can also confirm that this event will be shown on pay per view. The date was orginially scheduled for January, but that date could change especially if it's the same weekend as the Super Bowl. Stay tuned.[/b:c8d134783b]
I also read that this event might take place in New Jersey.
It seems that this could be the greatest card ever put together, and it's here in America.
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