CKA: May 24, 2007

News and Notes

- A Croatian news outlet reported yesterday in an interview with Mirko Cro Cop that his next fight would take place at UFC 75, the organization’s next event to be held in England. However in the latest issue of Japanese magazine Kamipro, Cro Cop’s manager Ken Imai stated that his client will most likely fight on the undercard of Randy Couture and Gabriel Gonzaga’s heavyweight title bout at UFC 74 in August.

- The Fight Network is reporting that Nippon Gaishi Hall, the proposed site for the PRIDE Lightweight Grand Prix scheduled to begin on July 16th, has now removed the event from it’s calendar.

- Kestutis Arbocius has been stripped of the Heavyweight King of Pancrase title because of inactivity. The title has been declared vacant and will be on the line at Pancrase’s 2007 Rising Tour on May 30th when Tatsuya Mizuno and Assuerio Silva battle for it.

- Art of War 3 has been moved from June 30th to August 18th according to the Houston Chronicle:

Art of War 3 is being postponed until later this summer.

The promoter was having trouble clearing enough homes to make a pay-per-view telecast fly and decided to move the show, originally scheduled for June 30 at American Airlines Center in Dallas, to August.

The new date is Aug. 18. Pedro Rizzo versus Jeff Monson remains the show headliner, with Jeremy Horn, Carlo Prater and Jake Shields also on the card.

The date of the event has also been changed on the official site...

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