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Tuesday, 12/06/2011, 05:00 am

UFC NEWS – UFC Confirms Seven Bouts For Return To FOX: Roop vs. Swanson Added


While we have already announced several fights for the UFC’s return trip to network television, the promotion just confirmed seven-bouts which we can now consider “official”.

In addition to the fights BJPENN.COM had previously confirmed as signed for the event, one additional bout was announced yesterday afternoon by UFC officials via twitter and it is a featherweight bout between George Roop and Cub Swanson.

UFC on FOX 2 is set to go down from Chicago’s United Center on January 28 live on FOX TV. In the main event, Phil Davis will square off with Rashad Evans for the number one contender seat in the UFC’s light-heavyweight division ruled over by Jon Jones. The co-feature of the evening is a middleweight number one contender bout between Mark Munoz and Chael Sonnen.

Through our sources we have confirmed that outside of the main and co-main features of the evening, Charles Oliveira vs. Eric Wisely, Cody McKenzie vs. Michael Johnson, Evan Dunham vs. Paul Sass, Jon Olav Einemo vs. Mike Russow and Demetrious Johnson vs. Eddie Wineland will all return to action at UFC on FOX 2.

Swanson vs. Roop is the only new announcement that had not hit our radar on BJPENN.COM prior to the UFC’s announcement yesterday.

Out of the eight contests we have now confirmed, only seven are officially announced by the promotion with the lone unofficial bout being that of Charles Oliveira vs. Eric Wisely.

Stay tuned as this card develops.

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