UCW 16 Lineup Finalized – Starnes/Bergmark Bout Scrapped
After forty seven card changes due to injuries, fighters not being sanctioned by the commission, and medical foul ups, the Ultimate Cage Wars have released their lineup for Friday’s UCW 16 card. Unfortunately, Friday’s scheduled main event between Brett Bergmark and Kalib Starnes will not proceed. The bout has been pulled from the card as Bergmark did not have his medicals completed on the Manitoba Boxing Commission’s required forms. A replacement was not able to be found in the limited time left. Also dropped from the card in the last week was a much anticipated Jason Tatlow vs Maka Watson fight as Watson was recently injured in training.
UCW matchmaker Gabriel Santos will breathe easier once this card is over as he has had a difficult ride putting together UCW 16. Santos wanted to ensure word got out that Kalib Starnes “was professional the whole way.” Starnes was “a class act” who had nothing to do with the fight being pulled from the card.
The new Main Event will feature a Super-Heavyweight brawl between Ian Asham and Jordan Murray. Fans should look forward to seeing the strong Saskatchewan contingent once again. Adam Lorenz joins the Saskatchewan contingent and fans should be excited to see him take on Dwight Sutherland. Sutherland is taking a big step up with this fight.
Another fight to watch is the Kurt Southern/Mike Dizak fight which has been moved up to the Semi-Main. This matchup could end up the Fight of the Night. Here is the finalized UCW lineup:
Ian Asham vs. Jordan Murray
Semi Main Event
Mike Dizak vs. Kurt Southern
Jose Rodriguez vs. Eric St. Pierre
Dwight Sutherland vs. Adam Lorenz
Warren Phillips vs. Phil St. Pierre
Roland Delorme vs. Matt Veal
Scott Richardson vs. Chris Cunningham
Jason Geiger vs. Kris Donaldson
David Letourneau vs. Vanja Vojvodic