UFC 127

The UFC’s previous incursion into Sydney – February 2010’s UFC 110 – set box office records at Acer Arena, and sold out within two hours. UFC 110 remains the fourth fastest UFC sellout ever, meaning two of the top five best selling UFC events have been hosted by the Harbour City.

“We’re ecstatic. Tickets sold out literally as quickly as the Ticketek phone lines and website would allow, and that’s despite us working with our partners at Acer to add an extra 600 seats to the in-arena configuration we had at UFC 110,” said UFC Managing Director of International Development Marshall Zelaznik. “We will have just over 18,000 fans in attendance at UFC 127 in nine weeks’ time and expect to blow the roof off.”

Zelaznik said the rapid-fire sell out is indicative of the growth of the sport Down Under.

“The UFC’s popularity is exploding in Australia, even faster than we could have expected,” he commented. “Over the last 18 months, Australia has become one of the top three or four markets in the world for us. When you consider UFC programming is enjoyed by tens of millions of fans across 150 countries, that’s a big statement about the passion Australian sports fans have for the UFC.”

UFC 127 will be screened live around the world in the usual timeslot for UFC events, meaning the event takes place on Feb. 26 in North America and can be viewed live in exactly the same time slot as any other UFC pay-per-view.

Former UFC lightweight and welterweight champion B.J. Penn headlines the card against No. 2 ranked welterweight Jon Fitch.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.
From Around the Web

Related News

Renzo Gracie joins Todd Harris on commentary at WSOF 20

  • 20 days ago
  • 0 views

World Series of Fighting (WSOF) recently announced that MMA legend Renzo Gracie will be providing special guest color commentary for this weekend's WSOF 20: "Branch vs. Markes" card on April 10th. He read news >>

Ryan Jimmo vs. Francimar Barroso, Tom Breese vs. Luiz Dutra Jr. added to UFC Fight Night 67

  • 21 days ago
  • 4 views

The UFC has officially announced the Fight Night 67 card for Goiania with a media day in Brazil on Monday, and also announced a new pair of match-ups for the upcoming card. UFC Fight Night 67, which read news >>

UFC hires BALCO investigator Jeff Novitzky for 'clean initiative education program'

  • 21 days ago
  • 0 views

The UFC today announced the hiring of a prominent anti-doping figure as part of its ongoing efforts to ensure clean competition within the promotion’s octagon.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Anti-Doping Expert Joins UFC As Vice President of Athlete Health and Performance

  • 21 days ago
  • 0 views

The UFC announced on Monday the hiring of Jeff Novitzky as Vice President of Athlete Health and Performance to spearhead the development of the organization’s clean initiative education program. read news >>

Nick Hein to Face Undefeated Lukasz Sajewski

  • 22 days ago
  • 0 views

UFC® today announced that German fan-favourite Nick “Sergeant” Hein has been added to UFC® FIGHT NIGHT: GUSTAFSSON vs. TEIXEIRA, as he looks to take on Polish debutant Lukasz Sajewski. read news >>

TUF Brazil 4 Coach Profile - Shogun Rua

  • 23 days ago
  • 12 views

When it was announced that Mauricio “Shogun” Rua was going to coach season four of The Ultimate Fighter Brazil, the immediate response from many centered on Rua’s upbringing in the sport at the read news >>

UFC Fight Night 63 attendance: Event earns $200K more than previous visit to venue

  • 23 days ago
  • 1 views

FAIRFAX, Va. – Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 63 event drew an announced attendance of 5,417 for a live gate of $545,604.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Backstrom vs. Lahat Announced for UFC Berlin Event

  • 25 days ago
  • 0 views

UFC® FIGHT NIGHT: GUSTAFSSON vs. TEIXEIRA further boosted with new matchup read news >>

Three bouts announced for Bellator 137, including Mike Richman vs. Eduardo Dantas

  • 27 days ago
  • 0 views

The main card for Bellator 137 has come together with the announcement of three more fights.Filed under: Bellator, News read news >>

Trending News

Top News

Jump to: