Ufc Xxvii: Ultimate Bad Boys;tough Competition In The Big Easy
Tough Competition in The Big Easy
Tito Ortiz to Defend his Middleweight Title Belt for the First Time
UFC Veterans Pedro "The Rock" Rizzo and "Big Daddy" Gary Goodridge to face off in Heavyweight Battle
UFC Superstars, Maurice Smith, Eugene Jackson, Jeremy Horn to Return to the Octagon
-Bout scheduled for September 22, 2000-
-Event to be held at the University of New Orleans’ Lakefront Arena-
NEW YORK CITY – The UFC returns for the third time to the city of New Orleans to put the BIG in The Big Easy. UFC XXVII will mark the first Middleweight Title defense by the reigning Champion, Tito Ortiz, since he first won the coveted belt in Japan at UFC XXV. The Huntington Beach Bad Boy will come into the Octagon in a Main Event brawl to retain his UFC Middleweight Belt. The event, scheduled for Friday September 22, 2000 at the University of New Orleans’ Lakefront Arena, will also summon two UFC veteran warriors back to the Octagon. Pedro "The Rock" Rizzo, coming off a devastating loss in UFC XXVI against Heavyweight Champion Kevin Randleman, will be looking for redemption as he faces off with "Big Daddy" Gary Goodridge in a Heavyweight slugfest. Also, UFC legend and world-champion kickboxer Maurice Smith will enter the Octagon against young gun Bobby Hoffman, who is making his UFC debut. Also on the card, hard hitting knock-out artist Eugene Jackson will square off with Jiu-Jitsu expert Jeremy Horn. Plus, a full night of exciting competition as the world’s greatest Mixed-Martial artist gather in the Ultimate Proving Ground…The Octagon.
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