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UFC officially announces UFC 75 in London

Brian Knapp from The Fight Network is reporting that the UFC officially announced at a London press conference today that UFC 75 will be taking place in London on September 8.

UFC light heavyweight champion Quinton Jackson will fight Pride middleweight (205 lbs.) champion Dan Henderson in a title unification bout in the main event.

No other matches were announced. Mirko Cro Cop was at the press conference but Cheick Kongo was not. Kongo has said he will be fighting Cro Cop and the UFC has presented the match to Cro Cop’s people, but a bout agreement has not been signed. There is a chance Cro Cop’s camp is holding out for a higher-profile opponent.

The reported bout between Michael Bisping and Ken Shamrock has not been announced. The Fight Network’s Loretta Hunt is claiming that a source close to the UFC and a source close to Bisping’s camp has said the match has been proposed.

Rod Donohoo, Shamrock’s agent, confirmed to TFN this morning that negotiations with the UFC for a comeback are taking place but a specific opponent has yet to be presented. Donohoo said they are open to the idea of fighting Bisping but are waiting for a call from the UFC to discuss particulars.

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