Last month, the Canadian Fighting Championship announced that Joe Doerksen would be headlining CFC 5 on June 4th. This is an amazing coup for the CFC as Joe “El Dirte” Doerksen will be fighting in Montreal in the UFC this weekend.
Doerksen will be taking on Tom Lawlor at UFC 113 in an exciting Middleweight matchup in the Octagon. He will then be coming back to face an undetermined opponent in the Steel Cage in Winnipeg whether he wins or loses in the UFC. Doersken told Top MMA News radio that he was asked “a couple days after defeating Chad Herrick in Detroit” to come fight as an injury replacement in the UFC. Doerksen, not wanting to miss the Winnipeg fight date, made sure that he would be able to fulfill his CFC obligations if he agreed to fight Lawlor.
CFC fans should make sure they cheer on El Dirte on UFC 113 and then purchase tickets for CFC 5. It is rare to be able to watch an active UFC fighter in any promotion outside the UFC. Winnipeg fans will have that chance on June 4th. Fans can purchase tickets by calling 772-2599 and through Ticketmaster.