Thursday, Nov 06, 2003
Welterweight Star Robby Lawler To Fight Chris Lytle At Ufc 45:revolution Live On Pay-per-view, November 21
WELTERWEIGHT STAR ROBBY LAWLER TO FIGHT CHRIS LYTLE AT UFC 45:REVOLUTION LIVE ON PAY-PER-VIEW, NOVEMBER 21
Keith Rockel, Chris Ligouri Middleweight Fight Completes 8-Fight, All-Star Card For Ultimate Fighting Championship 10th Anniversary At Mohegan Sun Arena
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LAS VEGAS, November 7, 2003….Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight star Robbie Lawler will return to the Octagon when he meets Chris Lytle in one of the feature fights of UFC 45: Revolution, LIVE on pay-per-view at 10 p.m. EST Friday, November 21, from the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Ct.
In a middlweight bout, Keith Rockel will fight newcomer Chris Ligouri to complete an all-star, eight-fight card that will mark the UFC’s 10th anniversary.
In the main event, Welterweight Champion Matt Hughes (29-3-0 in mixed martial arts) from Hillsboro, Ill., will defend his title for the fifth time against highly rated Frank Trigg (9-1-0) from El Segundo, Calif., and legendary knockout artist "Tank" Abbott
(8-9-0) of Huntington Beach, Calif., will meet Hawaiian power-puncher "Cabbage" Correira (18-4-0) of Hilo, Hawaii, in a heavyweight feature match.
Tickets, $300, $200, $100, $60 and $30, are on sale at the Mohegan Sun Arena box office and at www.tickets.com. Tickets also may be ordered by telephone at 1-800-477-6849. All purchases are subject to transaction fees. UFC 45: Revolution, which will celebrate the UFC’s 10th anniversary, also will be LIVE on pay-per-view at 10 p.m. EST on iNDemand, DirecTV, Dish Network, Bell ExpressVu, TVN, Echostar and Viewers Choice Canada. The suggested retail price will be $29.95.
Lawler (7-1-0) from Davenport, Iowa, and the Miletich Fighting Systems team, is returning to the Octagon after a seven-month layoff since suffering a torn hip flexor injury in his last fight against Pete Spratt April 26 at UFC 42: Sudden Impact in Miami, Fla. A powerful, explosive striker with a strong takedown defense, Lawler became an instant star with decisive victories over highly regarded welterweights Aaron Riley and Steve Berger, the latter by knockout before cameras for Fox Sports Net’s Best Damned Sports Show Period!
Lytle (26-9-4) from Indianapolis, Ind., is a well-rounded fighter who combines boxing, jiu jitsu and wrestling to submit opponents. "I strike well but submissions are my strength. Most of my victories have been by submission, which seems to be happening less in mixed martial arts," he said. Lytle said he looks forward to meeting Lawler whom he calls one of the toughest fighters in the world’s toughest weight class.
Rockel (9-2-1) from Lancaster, Ma., is a well rounded fighter who holds a black belt in judo but also is proficient in jiu jitsu and muay thai kickboxing. Ligouri (2-1-0) of Middletown, N.J., will make his UFC debut. He combines grappling, boxing and muay thai kickboxing to attack opponents from the outset of a fight.
posted by Full Contact Fighter @ 8:00 pm