Title: Five Bouts Added to UFC 100 Mega Card

By Thomas Gerbasi

Bouts featuring the debut of an Asian superstar, the returns of a 205-pound phenom, one of judo's top black belts, and an Ultimate Fighter finalist, as well as a showdown between lightweight up and comers have been officially added to the MMA event of the year - UFC 100, which takes place on July 11th at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

In middleweight action, Japan's reigning middleweight star, world-ranked Yoshihiro Akiyama, makes his long-awaited UFC debut against Alan "The Talent" Belcher, who spoiled international standout Denis Kang's Octagon debut earlier this year.

Exciting 21-year old up and comer Jon Jones makes his first start since his huge victory over Stephan Bonnar in January when he takes on former Purdue wrestler Jake O'Brien in a light heavyweight match.

Judo black belt Dong Hyun Kim will look to put together another impressive outing this summer when he takes on always exciting Canadian Jonathan Goulet in welterweight action.

The Ultimate Fighter season seven finalist CB Dollaway will look to make it 3-0 in the Octagon since his stint on the show when he takes on season eight's Tom Lawlor in a middleweight bout, and also added to the UFC 100 card is a lightweight clash between Matt Grice and Shannon Gugerty.

Tickets for UFC 100, which is headlined by a tripleheader featuring Brock Lesnar vs Frank Mir, Georges St-Pierre vs Thiago Alves, and Dan Henderson vs Michael Bisping, are priced at $1,000, $750, $500, $300, $200 and $100, not including applicable service charges, and go on sale Saturday, April 11 at 10 a.m. at all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith's Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at UFC.com, www.mandalaybay.com, or www.ticketmaster.com.

UFC® Fight Club™ members will have the opportunity to purchase tickets to this event today, Thursday, April 9, via the website ufc.com. A special Internet ticket pre-sale will be available to UFC newsletter subscribers Friday, April 10 starting at 10 a.m. PT. To access this presale, users must register for the UFC newsletter through ufc.com.
Flash Page

April 9 2009
Splash - Welcome to the UFC 100 Official Site - Making History July 11, 2009. Trailer - UFC 100 will be the biggest event in mixed martial arts history. Two championship belts are on the line. UFC Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar will defend his title against Interim Heavyweight Champion Frank Mir in their long-awaited grudge match, and UFC Welterweight champion Georges "Rush" St-Pierre will fight #1 contender Thiago "Pitbull" Alves. Also, The Ultimate Fighter coaches collide as Dan Henderson takes on Michael "The Count" Bisping in a pivotal middleweight showdown. News - Official site for all UFC 100 news, articles, videos and images. Analysis - Exclusive analysis from UFC President Data White. He talks about such topics as the early days of the UFC, UFC 100, The Ultimate Fighter and more. He also analyzes the featured fighters that headline UFC 100, namely Brock Lesnar, Frank Mir, Georges St-Pierre, Thiago Alves, Dan Henderson and Michael Bisping. Fightcard - The fight card for UFC 100 is as stacked as they come, featuring some of the best mixed martial arts experts in the world. The featured bouts include Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar vs. Interim Heavyweight Champ Frank Mir and Welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre vs. Thiago Alves. Also, The Ultimate Fighter coaches Dan Henderson and Michael Bisping will face off to see who move up the middleweight rankings. Predict - In the Predict 100 section of the UFC 100 event site, fans get a chance to predict the outcomes of the main fight card. Will it be Lesnar by submission or Mir by KO? Share your thoughts. Watch - UFC 100 will be shown live on pay-per-view on Saturday July 11 at 10PM ET/7PM PT. UK fans can enjoy the event live on Setanta Sports or online on Yahoo! Sports. Visit the site for additional information. Overview - Official UFC 100 site - Making History July 11, 2009.