- 2 years ago
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SUNRISE, Fla. - The UFC's return to South Florida was five years in the making. Unfortunately for area fans, it might be another five before the next visit - if not more.
UFC president Dana White, following Friday's UFC on FX 3 card at BankAtlantic Center in the Fort Lauderdale suburb of Sunrise, Fla., said he was disappointed in the turnout - and that continued trouble with ticket sales in the Florida market have him perplexed.
When reminded at the post-fight news conference that it read news >>
LAS VEGAS – Ticket sale problems? What ticket sale problems? Despite apparent rumors to the contrary earlier this week, sales for Saturday's UFC 162 event in Las Vegas appear to be just fine with 12,400 sold so far for a $4.26 million gate. read news >>
- 2 years ago
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Tickets for the UFC's return to Florida go on sale next week.
As officials announced Thursday, BankAtlantic Center - located in the
Fort Lauderdale suburb of Sunrise - will play hosts to UFC on FX 3 on
The event features a headliner, rematch and flyweight-tournament
opening-round bout between Demetrious Johnson
and Ian McCall.
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Issues such as eye pokes and slippery Octagon surfaces have recently been a source of complaints from UFC fighters. At this point, the complaints are being heard, but only some are being addressed by the organization. read news >>
UPDATED CARD AND TICKET PRICES RELEASED FOR UFC FIGHT NIGHT™: MACDONALD vs. SAFFIEDINE TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, AUGUST 22 read news >>
Dana White announced after Saturday night's UFC on FOX show that the next network event would take place on Saturday, December 13, at the U.S. Airways Arena in Phoenix, Ariz.No matches were announced for the show, which would be the first time the UFC has ever been in the city. Phoenix is home to two of UFC biggest stars, former lightweight champion Benson Henderson, who is scheduled to headline against Rafael dos Anjos on Aug. 23 in Tulsa, and light heavyweight Ryan Bader, who faces Ovince St. read news >>
AUCKLAND, New Zealand – You probably haven't heard of UFC Fight Night 43 fighter Sean O'Connell, and if things don't go his way on Saturday night, you might never hear of him again. That's the harsh reality of MMA, but O'Connell wouldn't have it any other way. read news >>
While in Japan on Thursday, Dana White announced a partnership with Vale Tudo Japan for a television show in some ways similar to The Ultimate Fighter, but with a few different tweaks, including a 30-week season and a round-robin style format.
Everyone knows the UFC's battle plan when it comes to a new market. The idea is to get an Ultimate Fighter reality show on a strong television outlet, and audiences get to know the fighters, see them fight, and the best ones become television stars that ca read news >>
- a month ago
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James Te Huna has been waiting a long time for the UFC to touch down in New Zealand. Over the past four years he's spent competing under the UFC banner, the 32-year-old Canterbury native has competed in nearby Australia on several occasions, but Saturday night will mark the first time Te Huna will step into the Octagon on his native soil.
While being able to compete in front of his countryman is a dream he's long waited to see materialize, doing so as the main event on the card will only serve t read news >>
- 2 months ago
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UFC President Dana White informed members of the media at a pre-fight media scrum that he believed that the NSAC will “bury” Wanderlei Silva at the Jun 17 hearing. Dana White is doubtful that fans will get to see Wanderlie Silva fight again anytime soon.
NSAC Executive Director Bob Bennett revealed that Nevada officials had sent a letter to Silva requesting him to "appear and provide information of importance to the commission." White, who is aware of this letter, stated that if Wanderlei decide read news >>
- 2 months ago
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But first, "The Axe Murderer" must show up for his June 17 funeral.
What does the future hold for Wanderlei Silva?
The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight was summoned by Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) to explain why he skipped town when drug testers showed up at his gym and demanded a urine sample. The same one that popped Chael Sonnen and sent Vitor Belfort back behind the curtain.
Silva claims he was confused by the language barrier and wanted his attorney present. read news >>