Friday, July 20, 2007

Morning Droppings

- has announced that lightweight Nick Diaz and welterweight Jake Shields (pictured) will both compete on the September ProElite card. Their opponents have not yet been named.

- Originally scheduled to headline the September 28 Cage Fury Fighting Championship card at the Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, NJ, Tank Abbott and Kimbo Slice will now fight in the main event of the CFFC October 12 card, which will replace the September 28 event.

-The IFL has confirmed that Ian “The Machine” Freeman will become a head coach of an IFL team that will represent the UK.

- Undefeated Chute Boxe fighter Thiago Silva will fight UFC newcomer Tomasz Drwal at UFC 75 on September 8.

- Dennis Siver will face Naoyuki Kotani at UFC 75 on September 8.

- Mike Swick vs. Jonathan Goulet has been confirmed for the September 19 UFC Fight Night 11 card.

- TUF 5 alumnus Gray Maynard will make his next octagon appearance against UFC first-timer Joe Veres at UFC Fight Night 11 on September 19.

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