- 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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Four fighters were pulled from UFC 177 for varying reasons, but only two of them will be paid. Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White is paying Scott Jorgensen and Anthony Birchak their "show" and "win" money, despite the fact that neither fighter was able to compete at UFC 177 last Saturday night (Aug. 30, 2014) in Sacramento, California. That's because they were pulled from the "Dillashaw vs. Soto" preliminary card inside Sleep Train Arena through no fault of their own. Jorg read news >>
Hector Lombard has already agreed to a fight against fellow Top 10 welterweight Tyron Woodley, according to UFC President Dana White. read news >>
Kelvin Gastelum is, by all accounts, one of the welterweight division's brightest young prospects. The underdog TUF 17 winner is 3-0 since defeating Uriah Hall in his season's finale and subsequently dropping down to 170 pounds, yet one issue continues to plague him throughout his 2014 campaign. Gastelum required multiple attempts to reach the welterweight limit of 171 pounds prior to his March victory over Rick Story, then missed weight entirely in his follow-up fight against Nico Musoke in Jun read news >>
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 >>
- 2 months ago
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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 >>
- 2 months ago
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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 >>