Not to be outdone, the UFC will stage its weigh in event for "Silva vs. Irvin" on Friday, July 18 at The Pearl" at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada, in the ballrooms located on the second floor of the Fantasy.
This event is also FREE to attend and open to the public ... what a great time to be a mixed martial arts fan.
Doors will open at 4 p.m. local time and fighters are expected to begin tipping the scales one hour later around 5 p.m. local time. This event will not be beamed live online or on television; however, the promotion is usually pretty good about getting a highlight package up quickly.
We'll pass along all the particulars and that video (if possible) as soon as possible.
UFC Fight Night 14 features the light heavyweight debut of UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva against James Irvin. It's a non-title fight, but there is still a lot at stake ... especially for Irvin. He has an amazing opportunity to defeat perhaps the best pound-for-pound mixed martial artist on the planet in front of a national television audience.
Five other bouts -- six total -- are all guaranteed to be featured on the three-hour Spike TV telecast, which is scheduled to begin at 9 p.m. ET on Saturday, July 19. To check out the complete UFC Fight Night card click here.
Remember that MMAmania.com will also provide LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the main card action on fight night. Of course, the latest quick updates of the prelim bouts will begin to flow earlier than that at around 8:00 p.m. ET.
It’s going to be a BUSY night of fights … check us out for all the pre, during and post-fight coverage you can handle.