We will be going live at 7:00 PM ET with live results of tonight’s UFC: Silva vs. Irvin event, (also known as UFC Fight Night 14) which will take place this evening at the Pearl Theatre inside the Palms Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The show’s main event features reigning UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva moving up to the light heavyweight division to take on fellow heavy-hitter James Irvin. Additional main card bouts include heavyweight convert Brandon Vera against Reese Andy in his debut at 205 lbs and a lightweight clash between former title challenger Hermes Franca and standout wrestler Frankie Edgar.
Be sure to leave comments throughout the night. Details live results are after the jump.
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The official-weigh in results for tomorrow night’s UFC Fight Night 14, (also being billed as UFC: Silva vs. Irvin) which will take place at The Palms Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, are below. All fighters made weight with the exception of headliner James Irvin, who weighed one and a half pounds over the light heavyweight limit at 207.5 lbs. However Irvin lost the extra weight and the bout is now official.
Irvin will fight in the main event against reigning UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva, who will be moving up to light heavyweight for the first time in his career. Additional featured fights pit heavyweight convert Brandon Vera against Reese Andy in his debut at 205 lbs and a lightweight clash between former title challenger Hermes Franca and standout wrestler Frankie Edgar.
Anderson Silva (206 lbs) vs. James Irvin (206 lbs)
Brandon Vera (204 lbs) vs. Reese Andy (206 lbs)
Frankie Edgar (155 lbs) vs. Hermes Franca (155 lbs)
Jake O’Brien (236 lbs) vs. Cain Velasquez (236 lbs)
Anthony Johnson (170 lbs) vs. Kevin Burns (171 lbs)
Jesse Taylor (184 lbs) vs. C.B. Dollaway (186 lbs)
Tim Credeur (185 lbs) vs. Cale Yarbrough (186 lbs)
Rory Markham (170 lbs) vs. Brodie Farber (171 lbs)
Brad Blackburn (170 lbs) vs. James Giboo (170 lbs)
Nate Loughran (183 lbs) vs. Johnny Rees (183 lbs)
Dale Hartt (156 lbs) vs. Shannon Gugerty (156 lbs)
With the upcoming UFC Light Heavyweight Championship match between Rampage Jackson and Forrest Griffin on tap for this weekend, some interesting tidbits from the UFC have started to surface. Let’s get to them.
Franklin to 205?
Ever since being handled easily for a second time by middleweight champion, Anderson Silva, there has been speculation on what would be next for former champion Rich Franklin. Many figured Rich would move to light heavyweight, a weight class he had competed in before, including in the UFC. Our great friend Ariel Helwani at MMARated have disclosed that Rich will indeed be moving up. But even more interesting is the bout set for him, that being Matt Hamill of TUF 3 fame.
The bout is set for UFC 88 at the Phillips Arena in Atlanta, GA on September 6, 2008. It will likely be the co-main event just under the headline bout between Chuck Liddell and Rashad Evans.
Jesse Taylor is back
Continuing on the rumored matchups, it appears that Jesse Taylor’s firing from the Ultimate Fighter will not be for long. MMAJunkie has confirmed with both fight camps that Taylor will face the man who replaced him in the TUF 7 Finale fight, CB Dollaway, The fight will take place at this months UFN 14 card, set to broadcast live on SpikeTV on July 19, 2008.
Taylor gained a good deal of press for all the wrong reasons when he became the first TUF finalist to be thrown off the show after he qualified for the Finale. Taylor, in a drunken stupor, was seen via video tape kicking the window out of a limo and being verbally combative in various Las Vegas casinos via security video. UFC President Dana White threw Taylor off the show after the completion of tapings. Semi final losers CB Dollaway and Tim Credeur then fought with Dollaway advancing to the finals where he lost to Amir Sadollah for a second time.
This card is significant in that it is being televised in direct competition to the Affliction PPV card featuring Fedor Emelianenko vs Tim Sylvia. At this point the UFN 14 card look like this:
Anderson Silva vs. James Irvin
Frankie Edgar vs. Hermes Franca
Brandon Vera vs. Reese Andy
Anthony Johnson vs. Kevin Burns
Jake O’Brien vs. Cain Velasquez
Brad Blackburn vs. James Giboo
Rory Markham vs. Brodie Farber
Dale Hartt vs. Shannon Gugerty
Nate Loughran vs. Johnny Rees
Jesse Taylor vs. C.B. Dollaway