John McCarthy is one of the most experienced officials in MMA. | Chris Dela Cruz/Sherdog.com


When the Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to California this summer, veteran referee John McCarthy will referee both of the promotion’s main events.

Andy Foster, executive director of the California State Athletic Commission, recently revealed to Sherdog.com that McCarthy will serve as the third man in the Octagon for both the UFC on Fox 12 and UFC 176 headliners. Foster added that judges Mike Bell, Wade Vierra and Derek Cleary have also drawn main event assignments for both events.

UFC on Fox 12 takes place July 26 at SAP Center in San Jose and will see Michael Johnson collide with Josh Thomson in a pivotal lightweight duel. A headliner has not yet been announced for the evening’s main card, which airs live on Fox and features a light heavyweight clash pitting Anthony Johnson against Antonio Rogerio Nogueira.

One week later, Staples Center in Los Angeles will house UFC 176, anchored by Jose Aldo’s featherweight title rematch with Chad Mendes. That event airs live on pay-per-view and will additionally showcase a flyweight matchup between Jussier da Silva and Zach Makovsky.

Neither event’s fight card is complete, but here is the full list of officials who will be on duty when the UFC revisits The Golden State in the coming months:

UFC on Fox 12
Referees:
John McCarthy
Herb Dean
Mike Beltran
Jason Herzog

Judges:
Wade Vierra
Mike Bell
Marcos Rosales
Ed Collantes
Derek Cleary

UFC 176
Referees:
John McCarthy
Herb Dean
Jason Herzog
Stephen Davis

Judges:
Wade Vierra
Mike Bell
Mike Beltran
Ron McCarthy
Derek Cleary

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

Related News

Stream or download MMAjunkie Radio #2369 with UFC on FOX 23's Raphael Assuncao, John McCarthy

  • 25 days ago
  • 1 views

Stream or download Tuesday’s edition of MMAjunkie Radio with guests Raphael Assuncao and John McCarthy.Filed under: News, Radio, UFC read news >>

UFC on FOX 23's Raphael Assuncao says he's seen it all, and Sterling brings nothing new

  • 25 days ago
  • 4 views

UFC bantamweight Raphael Assuncao said he “wasn’t quite there 100 percent” when he faced ex-champ T.J. Dillashaw this past July at UFC 200, and he’s changed his training to reverse his fortunes. File read news >>

Fans invited to open workouts, weigh-ins for this week's UFC on FOX 23 in Denver

  • 25 days ago
  • 7 views

If you live in the Denver area, or are heading to the Rockies for a fighting-based vacation, you’ll have some chances to check out events for this week’s UFC return to Denver. Filed under: News, UFC, read news >>

UFC on FOX 23's Valentina Shevchenko: 'Every time I look at actions – words mean nothing'

  • 26 days ago
  • 8 views

Not too long ago, Valentina Shevchenko’s climb up the UFC women’s bantamweight ladder hit a snag.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

UFC on FOX 23 pre-fight facts: Donald Cerrone approaching several key records

  • 26 days ago
  • 185 views

The UFC returns to Denver for the first time in more than three years on Saturday when UFC on FOX 23 takes place at Pepsi Center, where co-headliner Donald Cerrone looks to continue reaching some sig read news >>

Valentina Shevchenko tight-lipped on just how she'll beat Julianna Pena at UFC on FOX 23

  • 25 days ago
  • 13 views

Valentina Shevchenko has right-to-the-point answers for just about everything you want to know before her UFC on FOX 23 headliner Saturday.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

UFC on FOX 23's Aljamain Sterling: People will be very surprised by my process since first loss

  • 24 days ago
  • 9 views

DENVER – Aljamain Sterling believes fans are going to see a different fighter than the one that suffered his first career loss eight months ago when he returns to the octagon on Saturday at UFC on FO read news >>

UFC on FOX 23's Nate Marquardt talks staving off retirement, fighting former training partner in Alvey

  • 24 days ago
  • 6 views

DENVER – It wasn’t that long ago that Nate Marquardt was ready to hang up his gloves and move on to something else. Filed under: News, UFC, Videos read news >>

Will UFC on Fox 23 Be Heavyweight Prospect Francis Ngannou's Coming-Out Party?

  • 25 days ago
  • 8 views

Francis Ngannou opened as nearly a 5-1 favorite over former heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski in their fight at Saturday's UFC on Fox 23, according to OddsShark. In a division as unpredictable and read news >>

Here's the latest lineup for Saturday's 'UFC on FOX 23: Shevchenko vs. Pena'

  • 28 days ago
  • 29 views

The UFC is off this weekend but returns Saturday. Check out the latest fight card for “UFC on FOX 23: Shevchenko vs. Pena.”Filed under: Featured Videos, News, UFC, Videos read news >>