Immediately following its big Super Bowl weekend event, UFC 143, in Las Vegas, the Ultimate Fighting Championship has requested its next couple of pay-per-view dates for Sin City, according to Nevada State Athletic Commission executive director Keith Kizer.

Kizer informed MMAWeekly.com on Monday that “the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), via Marc Ratner, has officially asked for the dates of Saturday, May 26 and Saturday, July 7, 2012 at the MGM Grand for pay per view cards.”

Although we already reported that the July 7 date was in the works, and UFC president Dana White over the weekend confirmed that a UFC Fan Expo would coincide with the July 7 event, it’s no surprise that May 26 is also on the docket.

The UFC has run pay-per-view events on Memorial Day weekend for years, the last few years of which have taken place at MGM’s Grand Garden Arena.

There have been no main events mentioned for either event with all the promotion’s current champions either sidelined or tied up in other bouts.

One likely scenario is TUF coaches Dominick Cruz and Urijah Faber battling for Cruz’s bantamweight belt on the May 26 event, coinciding with the end of the new “jive live” format Ultimate Fighter season.

A showdown between middleweight champion Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen is expected for June in Sao Paolo, Brazil, but could become an option for either event if concerns over death threats to Sonnen become a factor.

Another option is heavyweight champ Junior dos Santos, who is also slated to face Alistair Overeem sometime around that timeframe.

Even Carlos Condit, who just competed over the weekend, could be a viable possibility for one of those events if he is willing to fight again instead of sitting out and waiting for UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre to come back from injury, likely this fall/winter.

Follow @KenPishna on Twitter or e-mail Ken Pishna.
For more
UFC News and UFC Rumors, follow MMAWeekly.com on Twitter and Facebook.

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

Related News

UFC 200 slated for July 2, 2016 at the new MGM arena

  • 25 days ago
  • 1 views

LAS VEGAS -- Preparations for the spectacle of UFC 200 are already underway. UFC President Dana White announced Friday that the milestone event is slated to take place July 2, 2016 during Internation read news >>

UFC 189 and The Ultimate Fighter Finale Pre-Fight Press Conference Video Replay

  • 26 days ago
  • 12 views

The marquee fighters competing on this weekend's UFC 189 pay-per-view event and The Ultimate Fighter Finale fight card fielded questions from the media. read news >>

UFC 189 open workout video highlights: Chad Mendes imitates Conor McGregor

  • 26 days ago
  • 35 views

UFC 189 is ready to go down this weekend (Sat., July 11, 2015) inside MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, on pay-per-view (PPV). The event will be headlined by a much-anticipated last-minute read news >>

Rashad Evans vs. Ryan Bader Slated for UFC 192

  • 26 days ago
  • 0 views

A light heavyweight match-up between Rashad Evans and Ryan Bader has been booked for UFC 192, company president Dana White said on Wednesday. read news >>

Rashad Evans vs. Ryan Bader slated for UFC 192 in Houston

  • 26 days ago
  • 2 views

A former champion and a rising contender have been booked for UFC 192 in Houston.Filed under: MMA Rumors, News, UFC read news >>

UFC 190 Full Fight: Shogun Rua Throws Down with Chuck Liddell

  • 28 days ago
  • 71 views

Mauricio "Shogun" Rua is slated to battle Antonio Rogerio Nogueira at UFC 190. But first, check it out as he throws down with UFC Hall of Famer Chuck Liddell. read news >>

USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie rankings, July 7: Pound-for-pound shake-up coming?

  • 28 days ago
  • 3 views

The holiday weekend meant a rare break in the increasingly busy MMA schedule, but the UFC returns with a vengeance on Saturday night. Is a pound-for-pound shake-up forthcoming?Filed under: Bellator, read news >>

UFC 189: Who's on the Hot Seat in Las Vegas This Weekend?

  • 28 days ago
  • 4 views

Although UFC 189 lost Jose Aldo, it remains an outstanding event that is filled with big names. Some of those noteworthy individuals will be competing for UFC gold. With Aldo out, Conor McGregor will read news >>

Video: Watch UFC Fight Night 72 headliner Thales Leites choke out Tim Boetsch

  • 29 days ago
  • 6 views

Next weekend, Thales Leites headlines a UFC event for the first time more than six years. Earlier this year, he choked Tim Boetsch unconscious. Filed under: News, UFC, Videos read news >>

UFC 189 Video: Robbie Lawler vs. Rory MacDonald 2 Full Countdown Show

  • 29 days ago
  • 68 views

Watch this weekend's co-headliner in Robbie Lawler vs. Rory MacDonald get previewed on Countdown to UFC 189. UFC 189 is approaching, and Zuffa has released their traditional Countdown show to preview read news >>