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Saturday, 10/22/2011, 10:52 am

UFC 137 Pre-Fight Press Conference Confirmed For New York-New York Hotel And Casino


The UFC is holding a pre-fight press conference next week on Thursday the 27th to promote next weekend’s UFC 137 pay-per-view card. Up until yesterday the location of the scheduled event was unknown, however the UFC has released the location as being, New York-New York’s Hotel and Casino’s Brooklyn Bridge.

Fans are invited to attend the public event in Las Vegas at a yet to be determined venue. 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.

“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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