-- UFC fighter Chael Sonnen tells MMAWeekly.com that WWE Champion CM Punk was never confirmed to escort him to the octagon for the UFC on FOX special later this month in Chicago. Despite Punk telling MMA Weekly last week that Vince McMahon had pulled him from the appearance, Sonnen said last night: “I gotta tell you. I read those headlines. I never confirmed them. CM Punk never confirmed them. I’ll speak for myself – I’m not in the business of stopping a headline, but I never confirmed that anybody would be joining me. I know he didn’t confirm it.”

-- Ring Of Honor will debut in Norfolk, Virginia at the Scope tonight.

Here is the card for the show:

-ROH Champion Davey Richards & Kyle O'Reilly vs. The House of Truth's Roderick Strong & Michael Elgin

-ROH Tag Team champions Jay & Mark Briscoe vs. Caprice Coleman & Cedric Alexander

-Eddie Edwards vs. Mike Bennett

-ROH TV Champion Jay Lethal vs. Tommaso Ciampa

-Adam Cole vs. Kevin Steen

-Kenny King vs. Andy Ridge

-Charlie Haas and Shelton Benjamin in action