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dedicated to former UFC middleweight champion Evan Tanner
Wednesday’s UFC Fight Night 15 ****e TV event in Omaha, Nebraska will be dedicated to former UFC middleweight champion Evan Tanner.
Tanner passed away last week in California due to heat exhaustion.
UFC President Dana White revealed the news to Dave Meltzer on Monday:
Dana White said this morning that they will be dedicating Wednesday night’s live show on ****e from Omaha, headlined by Houston Alexander vs. Eric Schafer, to Evan Tanner and that they will be airing an Evan Tanner TV tribute show on ****e. White said they’ve also put together 30 second tribute spots for Tanner that will be airing soon.
Melvin Guillard arrested for probation violation
According to a report from Sherdog.com, UFC lightweight Melvin Guillard (22-7-2 MMA, 4-3 UFC) was arrested last month in Houston for violating probation on a 2007 drug charge. This arrest has emerged as the likely motivation behind Guillard's recent removal from the UFC 90 card.
From the report:
[Guillard] is in custody at the Harris County jail in Houston, the deputy said last Thursday, and will be released to a drug treatment facility as soon as space becomes available per the terms of his recently amended probation.
Details of the violation were not readily available.
Tickets for UFC 91: Couture vs Lesnar go on sale this week
The Ultimate Fighting Championship® (UFC®) today announced that tickets for what is expected to be the biggest UFC event in history will go on public sale this Saturday, Sept. 20 at 11am PT.
“Our estimates project that UFC 91: Couture vs. Lesnar will be the highest grossing UFC pay-per-view event in history,” said Dana White, UFC President.
UFC® Fight Club™ members can purchase tickets on Wednesday, Sept. 17 at 10am PT via the website ufc.com, and a special Internet ticket pre-sale will be available to UFC newsletter subscribers on Friday, Sept. 19 starting at 10am PT. To access this presale, users must register for the UFC newsletter through ufc.com.
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