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.

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