The UFC is holding a pre-fight press conference today to promote next weekend’s UFC 137 pay-per-view card at the New York-New York’s Hotel and Casino’s Brooklyn Bridge.
The press conference is expected to feature UFC President Dana White as well as main event competitors BJ Penn and Nick Diaz, co-main event fighters Matt Mitrione and Cheick Kongo as well as Mirko Cro Cop and Roy Nelson. Doors open at noon and the press conference is set to start one hour later.
“UFC 137: Penn vs. Diaz” is set to take place on October 29th from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. The pay-per-view event was set to feature a welterweight championship bout between George St Pierre and Carlos Condit. However GSP was forced to withdraw with a knee injury and in his place will come BJ Penn vs. Nick Diaz.
The UFC 137 card breaks down as follows:
MAIN CARD: (Pay-per-view)
• Nick Diaz vs. B.J. Penn
• Cheick Kongo vs. Matt Mitrione
• Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic vs. Roy Nelson
• Hatsu Hioki vs. George Roop
• Jeff Curran vs. Scott Jorgensen
PRELIMINARY CARD: (Spike TV)
• Donald Cerrone vs. Dennis Siver
• Tyson Griffin vs. Bart Palaszewski
PRELIMINARY CARD: (Facebook)
• Eliot Marshall vs. Brandon Vera
• Danny Downes vs. Ramsey Nijem
• Chris Camozzi vs. Francis Carmont
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