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UFC Officially Announces 2 Matches For UFC 55

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Forrest Griffin at UFC53

Forrest Griffin at UFC53

Las Vegas, NV (Sept. 1, 2005) — The Ultimate Fighting Championship® (UFC®) organization today announced two hard-hitting undercard bouts for UFC 55: FURY live at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut Friday, October 7, 2005.

Forrest Griffin, Light Heavyweight winner of The Ultimate Fighter™ Season I finale, will battle against Elvis “The King of Rock n Rumble” Sinosic in an exciting undercard match. Sinosic marks a new opponent for Griffin, who was originally slated to fight Ian “The Machine” Freeman before he withdrew due to injury.

In another much-anticipated matchup, former UFC Middleweight Champion Evan Tanner will face David “The Crow” Loiseau for an intense mixed martial arts bout.

Tickets for UFC 55: FURY are on sale now priced at $350, $250, $150, $75 and $35 and are available through www.ufc.tv, Tickemaster.com; any regional Ticketmaster Charge by Phone number; visiting any Ticketmaster outlet; or Mohegan Sun Box Office. Ticket purchases are subject to transaction fees.

Forrest Griffin (11-2-0) is 6-3, 205 lbs. and fighting out of Athens, Georgia. He won The Ultimate Fighter Season I light heavyweight finale following an epic three-round battle against Stephan Bonnar last April. In his first UFC bout, Griffin submitted Bill Mahood at UFC 53: HEAVY HITTERS.

Elvis Sinosic (6-7-2) is 6-3, 205 lbs. and fighting out of Sydney, Australia. Sinosic defeated highly ranked Miletich Martial Arts fighter Jeremy Horn at UFC 32: SHOWDOWN IN THE MEADOWLANDS in 2:59 of the first round by triangle armbar.

Evan Tanner (35-5-0) is 6-0, 185 lbs. and fighting out of Gresham, Oregon. A former UFC Middleweight Champion, he defeated Phil Baroni at UFC 48: PAYBACK by unanimous decision, submitted Robbie Lawler at UFC 50: THE WAR OF ’04, and TKOd David Terrell at UFC 51: SUPER SATURDAY. He recently lost his title to Rich Franklin by TKO at UFC 53: HEAVY HITTERS.

David Loiseau (13-4-0) is 6-0, 184 lbs. and fighting out of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Loiseau is coming off two consecutive wins, recently TKOing Charles McCarthy with a spinning back kick at UFC 53: HEAVY HITTERS and defeating Gideon Ray by doctor’s stoppage at UFC 51: SUPER SATURDAY.

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