Lightweight Grapplers Shane Roller, Jacob Volkmann Meet Sept. 1 at UFC 151



The fight card for UFC 151 continued to develop Tuesday, as UFC officials announced that lightweights Shane Roller and Jacob Volkmann will square off at the Sept. 1 event.

UFC 151 takes place at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas and is headlined by a light heavyweight title showdown between reigning champ Jon Jones and ex-Strikeforce titlist Dan Henderson. The evening’s pay-per-view broadcast will also see former welterweight title contender Josh Koscheck lock horns with Jake Ellenberger in the co-main event.

Roller (Pictured) halted a three-fight skid in his most recent Octagon appearance, riding John Alessio to a unanimous decision on July 7 at UFC 148. Prior to the victory, Roller’s standing as a UFC lightweight appeared to be jeopardy, as the World Extreme Cagefighting veteran dropped bouts to Melvin Guillard, T.J. Grant and Michael Johnson.

In contrast to his upcoming opponent, Volkmann saw a five-fight winning streak snapped when he was caught in a Paul Sass triangle-armbar submission two months ago. The UFC 146 defeat stands as Volkmann’s only loss as a lightweight and marks his first UFC loss since submitting to a Martin Kampmann guillotine choke in 2010. Prior to his setback against Sass, Volkmann had outpointed Ronys Torres, Paul Kelly, Antonio McKee, Danny Castillo and Efrain Escudero.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

  • 26 days ago
  • 31 views

The complete UFC Fight Night 50 fight card will air later this evening (Fri., Sept. 5, 2014) entirely on FOX Sports 1, featuring a five-round middleweight main event that pits top contender Ronaldo " read news >>

  • 27 days ago
  • 1 views

RIO DE JANEIRO -- Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza headlines a UFC card for the first time in his career, and he discussed the upcoming rematch in a five-round bout with Gegard Mousasi at UFC Fight Night 50 in read news >>

  • 10 days ago
  • 19 views

MMA Fighting has the UFC 178 fight card for the Johnson vs. Cariaso event Sept. 27 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nev.In the main event, UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson will de read news >>

  • 4 days ago
  • 4 views

MMA Fighting has UFC 178 results for the Johnson vs. Cariaso fight card Sept. 27, plus live coverage from Las Vegas, live blogs of all the fights, and live UFC 178 twitter updates.In the main event, read news >>

  • 24 days ago
  • 12 views

The crowd was lively from the first fight of the night to the last at UFC Fight Night 50 at Foxwoods Casino on Friday Night. The UFC loaded the card with hard-hitting heavyweights and some entertaini read news >>

  • 4 days ago
  • 7 views

The complete UFC 178 fight card will air later this evening (Sat., Sept. 27, 2014) on two different stations -- FOX Sports 1 and pay-per-view (PPV) -- as well as online via "Fight Pass" digital netwo read news >>

  • 6 days ago
  • 3 views

Two of the most dangerous lightweight strikers around, Eddie Alvarez and Donald Cerrone, are set to scrap at UFC 178 this Saturday night (Sept. 27, 2014) at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, N read news >>

  • 8 days ago
  • 1 views

The fight card for December’s UFC on FOX 13 event has another notable addition.Filed under: MMA Rumors, News, UFC read news >>

  • 18 days ago
  • 25 views

The complete UFC Fight Night 51 fight card will air later this evening (Sat., Sept. 13, 2014) entirely on UFC Fight Pass, featuring a five-round heavyweight main event that pits former EliteXC heavyw read news >>