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UFC Roundup: Tito Ortiz Agrees to Contract, a New UFC Show, and More

  • Frank Edgar has signed a three-fight contract extension with the UFC ahead of his showdown with Spencer Fisher at UFC 78 in November.
  • UFC Heavyweight Champion Randy Couture will be featured on an upcoming episode of A&E’s Biography.
  • Ryo Chonan has officially signed with the UFC and could make his debut at UFC 78.
  • An update on the contract negotiations between the UFC and Fedor:

According to the M-1 office, Finkelstein and UFC negotiated terms of a contract that would allow the PRIDE Heavyweight champion to fight in the Octagon. M-1 claims that the negotiations were a success and that the parties agreed to what the terms of the UFC contract would be. However, M-1 claims that when UFC sent the contract to their office, the terms of the deal were ‘absolutely different’ than what had been negotiated and that management did not agree on what was stated in the contract. This is why, according to M-1, Fedor has not signed a contract with UFC.

  • Tito Ortiz confirmed that he will be re-signing with the UFC.
  • UFC veteran Robbie Lawler won the EliteXC Middleweight Championship on Saturday by defeating Murilo “ninja” Rua.
  • The UFC has announced UFC WiRED will begin airing on October 6th. The show is similar in form to UFC Unleashed but will feature bouts historic to the organization and will be hosted by Joe Rogan.
  • Michael Bisping wants a rematch against Matt Hamill but the bout may be put on hold as Hamill reportedly has an ACL tear that could require surgery and extensive time off.
  • Zuffa’s ratings outlook was cut this week due to the companies high expenses in expanding it’s brand in the UK.
  • Weigh-ins for Wednesday’s UFC Fight Night 11 event will take place tomorrow. Stay tuned to for results from the weigh-ins and live coverage of the event on Wednesday.

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