Silva, Machida vs. boxers for ESPY

JOSE RODRIGUEZ, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 10:58 AM ET

Middleweight champ Anderson "Spider" Silva and light heavyweight beltholder Lyoto Machida are up against boxers Manny Pacquiao and Shane Mosley for ESPN's 2009 ESPY award for best fighter. Voting takes place online at ESPN.

Star-studded Fan Expo

The list of fighters for UFC's first Fan Expo boasts legends and current champs. The expo, which takes place at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas on July 10 and 11 -- coinciding with UFC 100 -- will feature Randy "The Natural" Couture, Machida, Royce Gracie, Rashad Evans, Forrest Griffin and Quinton "Rampage" Jackson. Also expected to be part of the fan meet-and-greet are Kenny Florian, Steve Cantwell, Shane Carwin, Marcus "The Irish Hand Grenade" Davis, Tyson Griffin, Clay Guida, Dustin Hazelett, Keith "The Dean of Mean" Jardine, Diego "Nightmare" Sanchez, Sean Sherk, Mike Swick and a handful of other fighters.

Upcoming fights

Sherdog is reporting an agreement is in place that will see Roger Huerta take on Gray Maynard during a UFC Fight Night event in September. Both are considered top contenders for the UFC lightweight title ... MMAjunkie reports Tyson Griffin and Hermes Franca may be on tap for UFC 103.

UFC 100 mag on way

The UFC 100 marketing machine is heading into overdrive with a commemorative magazine expected to hit newsstands in the coming days.

Ultimate winner on TV

Last weekend's The Ultimate Fighter 9 finale was a hit with men. It drew a bigger audience among men aged 18-34 than Major League Baseball and the U.S. Open. The live UFC fight card, which had a peak audience of 2.8 million viewers for the main event featuring Sanchez and Guida, was the most-watched program on television among men aged 18-34 and 18-49.


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