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The fight will air live on Thursday, January 25 at 8:00/7:00c.

[via press release from Spike TV]

UFC's Undefeated Rashad Evans Looks to Hook a Tough 'Salmon' on Spike TV

Rashad Evans and Sean Salmon Headline UFC Fight Night Card From the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Thursday, January 25 at 8:00pm ET/PT

Fight Card includes Dean Lister, Nathan Marquardt, Spencer Fisher, and the UFC debut of hard-hitting heavyweight Heath Herring

NEW YORK, Jan. 9 -- Rashad Evans (9-0-0) is one of a handful of fighters who have never known the bitter taste of defeat inside the Octagon. With a perfect record still intact, the rising UFC light heavyweight aims to keep it that way on Thursday, January 25, 2007 at 8:00 PM ET/PT at The Hard Rock Live at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida, when he squares off against Sean Salmon (9-1-0) LIVE on Spike TV.

Fighting out of Lansing, Michigan, where he was an All-American wrestler at Michigan State University, Evans has not lost since making his UFC debut on Season 2 of The Ultimate Fighter. After defeating Brad Imes in the heavyweight finale, Evans has fought at light heavyweight, and has dominated in bouts against Sam Hoger, Stephan Bonnar and Jason Lambert. Threatening to snap his perfect streak is UFC newcomer Sean Salmon, a former top ten nationally ranked wrestler at Ohio State University with ten MMA fights under his belt.

In the co-features, Spencer "The King" Fisher has won four out of five UFC bouts including a recent victory over Dan Lauzon at UFC 64 in October and is rapidly moving into the upper echelon among UFC lightweights. Fisher needs a victory over savvy veteran Hermes Franca from Brazil to continue his quest for an eventual title shot. Middleweight contender Dean Lister (9-4-0) of San Diego, CA. will be gunning for his third straight win against Denver's Nate Marquardt (22-6-2), winner of his last four UFC bouts.

The Spike TV card will also feature the highly-anticipated UFC debut of hard-hitting heavyweight Heath Herring, "The Texas Crazy Horse." The Texas native and current Las Vegas resident has a professional MMA record of 26-11 and has fought many of the sports' notable heavyweights over the years including Vitor Belfort, Evan Tanner, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, Mark Kerr, and Fedor Emelianenko Herring will battle undefeated Jake O'Brien of Indianapolis who recently scored an impressive victory over Josh Schockman at UFC 65 in November.

In undercard action, The Ultimate Fighter 3 finalist Ed "Short Fuse" Herman takes on Chris "The Exorcist" Price in a middleweight contest; The Ultimate Fighter 4 alumnus "DinYero" Din Thomas battles Clay "The Carpenter" Guida in lightweight competition; Ross "The Gladiator" Pointon of The Ultimate Fighter 3 is matched up with Rich "No Love" Clementi of The Ultimate Fighter 4 in a welterweight contest, and The Ultimate Fighter 2 semifinalist Seth "The Silverback" Petruzelli meets Hector "Sick Dog" Ramirez in a matchup of light heavyweights.

Main Card

Light Heavyweight Bout Rashad Evans (9-0-0) VS Sean Salmon (9-1-0) 5'11"/205 lbs. 5'10"/205 lbs. Fighting out of: Lansing, MI Fighting out of: Columbus, OH

Middleweight Bout Dean "Boogeyman" Lister (9-4-0) VS Nate "The Great" Marquardt (22-6-2) 5'11"/205 lbs 6'1"/205 lbs Fighting out of: San Diego, CA Fighting out of: Denver, CO

Heavyweight Bout Heath "Texas Crazy Horse" Herring (26-11-0) VS Jake O'Brien (8-0) 6'3"/235 lbs 6'3"/230 lbs Fighting out of: Las Vegas, NV Fighting out of: Indianapolis, IN

Lightweight Bout Spencer "The King" Fisher (19-2-0) VS Hermes Franca (15-5-0) 5'7"/155 lbs 5'6"/155 lbs Fighting out of: Davenport, IA Fighting out of: Jupiter, FL


Middleweight Bout Ed "Short Fuse" Herman (13-3-0) VS Chris "The Exorcist" Price (8-1-0) 6'2"/185 lbs 6'3"/185 lbs Fighting out of: Portland, OR Fighting out of: Indianapolis, IN

Lightweight Bout Din "DinYero" Thomas (17-3-0) VS Clay "The Carpenter" Guida (20-3-0) 5'9"/154 lbs 5'7"/155 lbs Fighting out of: Ft. Lauderdale, FL Fighting out of: Tinley Park, IL

Welterweight Bout Ross "The Gladiator" Pointon (4-7-0) VS Rich "No Love" Clementi (22-6-0) 5'8"/170 lbs 5'9"/170 lbs Fighting out of: Stoke-on-Trent, England Fighting out of: Slidell, Louisiana

Light Heavyweight Seth "The Silverback" Petruzelli (9-3-0) VS Hector "Sick Dog" Ramirez (6-1-1) 6'0"/205 lbs 6'0"/205 lbs Fighting out of: Orlando, FL Fighting out of: Norwalk, CA

About The Ultimate Fighting Championship

The Ultimate Fighting Championship(R) brand is the world's leading professional mixed martial arts organization and offers the premier series of MMA sports events. Owned and operated by Zuffa, LLC, and headquartered in Las Vegas, Nev., the UFC(R) organization produces approximately eight live pay-per-view events annually that are distributed through cable and satellite providers. In addition to its U.S. distribution, UFC fight programs are distributed throughout the world including broadcast on WOWOW, Inc. in Japan, Globosat in Brazil and Bravo in the United Kingdom. For more information, or current UFC fight news, visit http://www.ufc.com.

Ultimate Fighting Championship(R), Ultimate Fighting(R), UFC(R), The Ultimate Fighter(R), Submission(R), As Real As It Gets(R), Zuffa(TM), The Octagon(TM) and the eight-sided competition mat and cage design are registered trademarks, trademarks, trade dress or service marks owned exclusively by Zuffa, LLC in the United States and other jurisdictions. All other marks referenced herein may be the property of Zuffa, LLC or other respective owners.

Spike TV is available in 91.6 million homes and is a division of MTV Networks. MTV Networks, a division of Viacom International Inc.

About Hard Rock Live

Hard Rock Live has quickly emerged as the entertainment capital of South Florida, a spectacular state-of-the-art facility attracting music, comedy and sports fans to this 5,500 seat indoor arena further expanding the ultimate entertainment experience at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

About Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is South Florida's leading entertainment destination, featuring 50 live action poker tables and 2,100 of the most popular gaming machines on the casino floor. Millions of guests have visited the resort. For the second year in a row, the American Automobile Association (AAA) renewed its prestigious Four Diamond rating to this 500-room hotel offering 17 restaurants and lounges, a 16,000 sq. ft. grand ballroom, a full-service, European-style spa and a complex of 22 retail shops and 11 nightclubs in Seminole Paradise. Parking is free in the Seminole Hard Rock parking garage and all surface lots. With opening of the Lucky Street Parking garage, an additional 2,300 spaces are available. The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is located on State Road 7 (U.S. 441) exit Stirling and travel west (1 Seminole Way) in Hollywood, Florida. For more information, call (954) 327- ROCK, 1-800-937-0010 or visit us online at http://www.seminolehardrockhollywood.com.

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  [january 2007]  


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