UFC 72 VICTORY Rich "ACE" Franklin Vs Yushin Okami June 16 in Belfast

UFC 72 VICTORYUFC 72: VICTORY Rich “ACE” Franklin vs. Yushin Okami June 16, 2007 from Odyssey Arena in Belfast, Ireland real estate. Ultimate Fighting Championship from Las Vegas, Nevada will showcase the world’s most exciting mixed martial arts event in Northern Ireland next weekend.

Topping off the international lineup of fights in UFC 72: VICTORY will be the middleweight main mma event in the Octagon between Rich “Ace” Franklin vs. Japan’s Yushin Okami, and the light heavyweight feature fight between Forrest Griffin vs. Hector Ramirez.

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Tickets for UFC 72: VICTORY start at £30.00. Tickets are available by calling 028-9073-9074 and at the Odyssey Arena Box Office. Tickets are also available online at www.ticketmaster.ie and www.odysseyarena.com.

UFC 72: VICTORY will be screened live on pay per view at Setanta PPV1, Sky channel 481, at 8:00pm BST on Saturday, June 16, 2007 available by calling 08708 500 005 or via remote control through Sky Box Office.

Ultimate Fighting Championship 72 will be one of many record-setting events. The London office is working on more fights for 2007, and a regular mixed martial fights in the Octagon for 2008. The fighting organization will offer great fighters to all of UFC fans, whether they are in Las Vegas, Nevada or Northern Ireland.

UFC 72 BelfastThis will be the first ever UFC event in Belfast. The featured main event middleweight bout is Franklin vs. Okami. Franklin, (23-2-0) fighting out of Cincinnati, Ohio, is an extremely well rounded mma fighter possessing great submission and striking skills. He fought most of his career as a light heavyweight before moving to the middleweight division. At UFC 53, he knocked out UFC champion Evan Tanner to gain the middleweight crown. At UFC 56 he made his first title defense against Nate Quarry winning by first round KO and at UFC 58 his second defense against David Loiseau, winning by decision after dominating “The Crow” through all five rounds. He faced Anderson Silva in his third UFC title defense, but was KOd in the first round results. At UFC 68 he was the winner and stopped Jason MacDonald from Canada at the start of the second round. Franklin wants the results of UFC 72 to show him the winner against Japan’s Yushin Okami for the match that could make him the number one contender for the middleweight title.

Also on the Belfast card is the special featured Forrest Griffin vs. Hector Ramirez. Forrest Griffin (13-4-0), fighting out of Las Vegas, Nevada real estate, whose freestyle ability helped him achieve Light Heavyweight winner of The Ultimate Fighter Season 1. He has faced serious contendors in the Octagon including Tito Ortiz, Elvis Sinosic, Stephan Bonnar and Keith Jardine. Griffin wants to reclaim his status as a rising light heavyweight while winning over the Belfast crowd with spectacular victory results at UFC 72.

Ramirez (6-2-1), who hails from the same East Los Angeles, California neighborhood that boxing superstar Oscar De La Hoya came from, is known for his explosive right hand and a great competitor. Known for his kickboxing and wrestling skills, Ramirez has the raw power to knock out his opponent with either a kick or a swing. He made his Ultimate Fighting Championship debut at UFC 65, and ready to prove he belongs in the higher levels of the UFC. Who will be the UFC 72 winners?

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UFC 72: VICTORY Rich “Ace” Franklin vs Yushin Okami June 16, 2007 in Belfast.

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