UFC Brazil FlagThere are more than two months left until UFC 134: Rio takes place at the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, but the event can already be called an unabashed success.

Ultimate Fighting Championship officials on Saturday issued a statement saying that the event sold out in just one hour and 14 minutes after tickets went on sale. UFC president Dana White on Thursday had stated that there were 16,752 tickets available at the HSBC Arena.

UFC 134 marks the first time the promotion has operated in Brazil since UFC Ultimate Brazil in Sao Paolo in 1998. Ultimate Brazil featured the likes of Frank Shamrock and Pat Miletich defending their UFC titles, as well as the classic showdown between Wanderlei Silva and Vitor Belfort.

None of those fighters will grace the UFC 134 fight card, though several Brazilians will be featured on their home turf. The main event pits UFC middleweight champion and Brazilian Anderson Silva against Japanese fighter Yushin Okami. Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, also Brazilians, will be featured on the card as well. Shogun rematches Forrest Griffin, while Nogueira faces rising heavyweight contender Brendan Schaub.

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