UFC 84 & 85 Announced

February 27, 2008 15:29 by MMA Admin

The UFC has announced its next two events to be held following the April 19 debut in Canada.

UFC 84 is scheduled to take place on May 24th in Las Vegas, and UFC 85 is set to take place in London on June 7th.

The main event of UFC 84 will be BJ Penn versus Sean Sherk, who was stripped of his title after testing positive for steriods following his fight with Hermes Franca. Also expected to fight on the card will be Tito Ortiz and undefeated Lyoto Machida. Ortiz is expected to particpate in the final fight of his current UFC contract, and the belief is that he will be moving on from the UFC after this fight.

Rumoured matchups for UFC 84 include:

  • B.J. Penn vs. Sean Sherk
  • Lyoto Machida vs. Tito Ortiz
  • Keith Jardine vs. Wanderlei Silva
  • Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou vs. Kazuhiro Nakamura
  • Rashad Evans vs. Thiago Silva
  • Wilson Gouveia vs. Goran Reljic
  • Rousimar Palhares vs. Ivan Salaverry
  • Dong-hyun Kim vs. Jason Tan
  • Terry Etim vs. Jeremy Stephens
  • Shane Carwin vs. Christian Wellisch
Rumoured matchups for UFC 85:

  • Mauricio "Shogun" Rua vs. Chuck Liddell
  • Fabricio Werdum vs. Brandon Vera
  • Marcus Davis vs. TBA
  • Brock Lesnar vs. TBA