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UFC Quick Quote: UFC 72 a PPV event -- no longer free

ufc 72 rich franklin forrest griffin from belfast ireland

"UFC® continues to take Europe by storm as UFC 72: VICTORY hits Northern Ireland! Rich "Ace" Franklin continues his quest to regain the UFC Middleweight Championship as he takes on another top middleweight contender, Yushin Okami. Plus, Light Heavyweight favorite Forrest Griffin returns to the Octagon to face Hector "Sick Dog" Ramirez. UFC 72: VICTORY will be live, Saturday, 16 June, from The Odyssey in Belfast LIVE on pay-per-view in the USA, Canada and the United Kingdom."

-- That's the latest from, which is a departure from recent statements from UFC President Dana White and other officials that the event would air for free on the Spike television network. White mentioned that the promotion "took it on the chin" with UFC 70: "Nations Collide" in Manchester, England, which could be the reason UFC 72 is now a pay-per-view event.

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