– According to mmanews.com, Wilson Gouveia is out of UFC 102 with a back injury. Gouveia’s original opponent, James Irvin, had to pull out of the card due to a knee injury, and Ed Herman was pulled from UFC Fight Night 19 to take his place. Now Herman is without an opponent for the event.
– During the UFC Fight Club Q&A session at Philadelphia’s Wachovia Center on Friday, UFC President Dana White announced that a “Best Of PRIDE” series will be debuting on Spike TV in January. White made the following comments on the show…
“It’ll kind of be like ‘UFC Unleashed,’ all the great PRIDE fights that happened with all the stars who are UFC guys now will be on it.”
While Zuffa has never held a show under the PRIDE banner since purchasing them back in 2007, the company has worked to keep the PRIDE name alive through DVD releases, PRIDE-branded clothing and autograph signings at UFC 100.