MENU
#UFC 217 #UFC Fight Night 120 #GSP #Michael Bisping #Conor McGregor #TJ Dillashaw #Fight One #Cody Garbrandt #Nate Diaz #Rose Namajunas #Dustin Poirier


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.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Comments

Show Comments

Related News

UFC Fight Night 118 draws announced 11,138 attendance in Poland

  • 28 days ago
  • 7 views

UFC Fight Night 118 took place at Ergo Arena in Gdansk, Poland.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Before UFC-Sao Paulo, co-headliner Colby Covington has plenty of 1-liners left

  • 23 days ago
  • 16 views

Love him or hate him, one thing is for sure: Welterweight Colby Covington is right at home whenever a mic is placed in front of him.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC, Videos read news >>

Video: Watch today's UFC Fight Night 119 ceremonial weigh-ins live on MMAjunkie at 4 p.m. ET

  • 22 days ago
  • 23 views

UFC Fight Night 119 ceremonial weigh-ins take place today. Catch a live stream of the proceedings on MMAjunkie at 4 p.m. ET (1 p.m. PT).Filed under: Featured, News, UFC, Videos read news >>

UFC Fight Night 119 staff picks: Who's taking Lyoto Machida to win after 28 months off?

  • 22 days ago
  • 58 views

Check out our staff’s picks for the six fights on the UFC Fight Night 119 main card in Sao Paulo, Brazil.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC, Videos read news >>

Video: Watch UFC Fight Night 119's post-event press conference on MMAjunkie

  • 21 days ago
  • 11 views

UFC Fight Night 119 takes place in Sao Paulo. Watch a live stream of the post-event news conference here at 1:30 a.m. ET (10:30 p.m. PT).Filed under: News, UFC, Videos read news >>

UFC Fight Night 119 Results: Derek Brunson Finishes Lyoto Machida Via TKO

  • 20 days ago
  • 14 views

One massive left hand from Derek Brunson ruined the return of Lyoto "The Dragon" Machida in front of a stunned audience at Ginasio do Ibirapuera in Sao Paulo in the main event of UFC Fight Night 119 read news >>

UFC makes debut in Belem, Brazil, with UFC Fight Night event on Feb. 3

  • 20 days ago
  • 4 views

A UFC Fight Night event will takes place Feb. 3 in at Mangueirinho Gymnasium in Belem, Brazil.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

UFC Fight Night 119 medical suspensions: Headliner Lyoto Machida out 60 days

  • 18 days ago
  • 29 views

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida must spend two months on the bench after a knockout loss to Derek Brunson at UFC Fight Night 119.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

The 10: The Best from an Action-Packed November

  • 17 days ago
  • 3 views

The final two months of each UFC campaign tend to be loaded with events and stacked with stars. Without any further ado, here’s a look at some of the key fights coming your way over the next month. T read news >>

UFC 217 results: James Vick keeps rolling, TKOs Joseph Duffy with 1 tick left in second

  • 14 days ago
  • 14 views

James Vick kept on rolling Saturday night and wants the kind of name that will make him a contender in the lightweight division.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>