chris-weidman-18.jpgIn anticipation of UFC 168's year-end championship rematch between newly crowned middleweight champ Chris Weidman and former titleholder Anderson Silva, the UFC is launching a seven-day, seven-city media tour on Sept. 23.

Most of the events, which take place in the U.S. and Brazil, are free and open to fans.

The fighters headline UFC 168, a pay-per-view event that takes place Dec. 28 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Weidman (10-0 MMA, 6-0 UFC) pulled off a shocking upset at UFC 162 in July, when he knocked out Silva (33-5 MMA, 16-1 UFC), the former pound-for-pound king who ruled the division for nearly seven years.

UFC 168, which also features a title fight between “The Ultimate Fighter 18? coaches Ronda Rousey (7-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) and Miesha Tate (13-4 MMA, 0-1 UFC), could be the UFC’s biggest event of the year, so expect some serious promotional muscle to be flexed over the next few months.

The full tour schedule includes:

- Monday, Sept. 23: Los Angeles – UFC Gym in Torrance, 4 p.m. PT: Q&A with UFC President Dana White, Weidman and SIlva. Free and open to the public.

- Tuesday, Sept. 24: Las Vegas – MGM Grand main lobby, 11 a.m. PT: Press conference withWhite, Weidman and Silva. Free and open to the public, streamed live on UFC.com.

- Wednesday, Sept. 25: New York City – UFC Gym, 5 p.m. ET: Autograph signing with Weidman and Silva for the first 300 fans.

- Thursday, Sept. 26: Bristol, Conn. – ESPN Press Day

- Friday, Sept. 27: Miami – Klipsch Ampitheater at Bayfront Park, 1 p.m. ET: Open workout with Weidman and Silva. Free and open to the public.

- Sunday, Sept. 29: Rio de Janeiro – Clube dos Marimbás, 1 p.m. BRT: Q&A with White, Weidman and Silva. Free and open to the public.

- Monday, Sept. 30 – Sao Paulo – Press conference (location/details forthcoming) with White, Weidman and Silva. Streamed live on UFC.com.

For the latest on UFC 168, stay tuned to the UFC Rumors section of the site.

(Pictured: Chris Weidman)

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

Related News

UFC champ Joanna Jedrzejczyk to Joanne Calderwood: Bring it on

  • 16 days ago
  • 13 views

KRAKOW, Poland – If Joanne Calderwood wants a piece of the newly crowned UFC women’s strawweight champion, Joanna Jedrzejczyk says to bring it on.Filed under: Featured, Featured Videos, News, UFC, Vi read news >>

Newly-crowned UFC champion Rafael dos Anjos to conduct joint seminar with Shinya Aoki in Singapore

  • 23 days ago
  • 3 views

Fresh from his dominant decision win over Anthony Pettis at UFC 185, newly-crowned lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos is heading to Singapore next weekend where he will be conducting a special joi read news >>

UFC 189 World Tour Dublin Video Pt 2: The Best of the Rest

  • 26 days ago
  • 1 views

Check out part two of the UFC 189 World Tour stop in Dublin, which includes Norman Parke, Cathal Pendred, Aisling Daly, Paddy Holohan, Neil Seery, Joseph Duffy, and Paul Redmond. read news >>

Trending News

Top News

Jump to: