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UFC Fight Night 17 at the Sun Dome in Tampa

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Tonight's outlook

Though injuries forced some shuffling of the card, the Ultimate Fighting Championship comes to Tampa for the first time with a card that remains promising thanks to a number of former Ultimate Fighter participants. Former local wrestler Luigi Fioravanti (Pinellas Park) takes on Anthony Johnson in one of the televised bouts, hoping to break through and become a title contender. The other televised bouts include rising 24-year-old star Joe Lauzon (16-4 overall, 4-1 in UFC) vs. late sub Jeremy Stephens (16-3, 3-2 in UFC and replacing the injured Hermes Franca) in the night's main event; heavyweight Denis Stojnic (12-1) making his UFC debut against intriguing heavyweight and former Arizona State All-America wrestler Cain Velasquez (4-0, all first-round knockouts); and Ultimate Fighter 6 winner Mac Danzig (19-5-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) vs. Josh Neer (24-7-1 MMA, 3-4 UFC).

John C. Cotey, Times staff writer

FAST FACTS

UFC Fight Night 17

When: First bout at 6:45 tonight. Doors open at 5:45.

Where: USF Sun Dome, Tampa

TV: Spike, 9-11 p.m.

Tickets: Still available. Can be purchased at the Sun Dome box office.

See more online

View video of Luigi Fioravanti preparing for his match against Anthony Johnson at sports.tampabay.com.

UFC Fight Night 17 at the Sun Dome in Tampa 02/06/09 [Last modified: Friday, February 6, 2009 11:41pm]
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