The UFC Blazes a TrailPosted on May 5, 2010, 04:36 PM by Joey Santosus
It seems the UFC's debut in Australia may have opened the door for additional promotions. According to MMANews.com, shortly following the UFC's successful event, IFC (Impact Fighting Championships) has announced their intentions to bring their show to Brisbane, Australia on July 10th, and have already began scheduling match-ups.
As this past week kicked-off, Josh Barnett 25-5-0, revealed he would be one of many fighters on the card, squaring off against the 17-8-0 Brazilian, Geronimo dos Santos. In addition to one solid match up, a second fight has been announced.
Two UFC former champs and Hall of Famers are said to have been offered a spot on the card. MMANews.com stated they have spoken to a source close to Coleman's camp who confirmed the offer was made and that Coleman has, in fact, accepted a legend vs legend match-up with Ken Shamrock.
Coleman's last performance, which ended in a submission loss to Couture at UFC 109, has been described by many as lack-luster and may likely be what led to his release from the MMA behemoth, the UFC.
Meanwhile, the bouts counter part, Ken Shamrock, may find himself fighting more than just a fellow veteran of the sport, ring-rust. Shamrock hasn't participated in a sanctioned event in more than a year and a half, resulting from a suspension after testing positive for banned substances.
While this may make for an entertaining contest, it is suffice to say both man have reached the end of their long road as poineers of MMA.
Original Source to be Cited: http://www.mmanews.com/news/87929