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UFC heavyweight contender Shane Carwin recently took to his Twitter account to announce his likely appearance on the upcoming New Year's Eve UFC card. In his post, he made a plea for an opponent and it seems as though the slot has now been filled. MMAFighting.com has learned from sources close to the fight that a heavyweight bout between Carwin and Roy "Big Country" Nelson is currently in the works for UFC 125.
Fresh off a win Friday in his home town, Edmonton's Tim Hague has signed a new 6-fight deal with Aggression MMA.
Hague, who was released from the UFC for the second time following a loss by decision to Joey Beltran in Montreal in May, defeated former UFC fighter Travis Wiuff by knockout due to strikes at 1:50 of the first round at Aggression MMA 5. It was his second straight dominant -- and swift -- victory in the organization. He knocked out former Ultimate Fighter cast member Zak Jensen with a knee 2:11 into his fight at Aggression MMA 4 in July.
It's been almost four months since the UFC came to Vancouver. Today UFC Canada President Tom Wright will meet with the City of Vancouver about a future card at Rogers Arena.