Press Release courtesy of UFC.com
The Ultimate Fighting Championship on Friday announced that tickets for UFC 100 are sold out. The historic UFC 100 event, with three blockbuster fights already confirmed, received a massive response from UFC Fight Club and Newsletter members, creating a sellout in record time.
The Saturday, July 11 event, live from the Mandalay Bay Events Center, will be shown on pay-per-view in the U.S.
“I started hearing about UFC 100 around UFC 90. I am blown away by how excited fans were for this event,” said Dana White, UFC President. “So I made sure to stack this card with the greatest fights and greatest fighters in the world, and keep ticket prices consistent with our other big events. Once again, our fans responded with a record sellout. This is another great milestone for the UFC, and July 11 is going to be an amazing event.”
After an epic turnout from the April 9 Internet presale for UFC Fight Club fans, the majority of the seats were sold by 3 p.m. ET, with the official sellout taking place Friday during the UFC Newsletter presale. The tickets prices were: $1,000, $750, $500, $300, $200 and $100.
In the UFC 100 main event, the undisputed UFC Heavyweight Championship will be decided when reigning titleholder Brock Lesnar faces interim champion Frank Mir in one of the most highly anticipated rematches in heavyweight history.
The co-featured bout of the evening will see UFC Welterweight Champion Georges “Rush” St-Pierre put his title on the line against feared striker Thiago “Pitbull” Alves, a man many believe has the style and size to dethrone the seemingly unbeatable champion.
And rounding out the trio of superfights is a pivotal middleweight matchup pitting the coaches of the ninth season of The Ultimate Fighter, Dan Henderson and Michael “The Count” Bisping, against each other in a bout that will push the winner even closer to a 185-pound title shot.
UFC fans who want to be a part of the historic UFC 100 event can still take part in UFC Fan Expo, a two-day fan exposition of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) activities starting Friday, July 10 and leading right up to the start of the fights Saturday, July 11. UFC Fan Expo will take place inside the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, and will be the first event of its kind for UFC fans.
Among the UFC Fan Expo two-day roster of activities will be meet and greets with legendary UFC and WEC fighters, MMA demonstrations, fan-inspired special events, training and development sessions, and other exciting opportunities and entertainment. All the UFC Fan Expo activities will be planned in conjunction with UFC 100, including the free-to-the-public weigh-in event on Friday, July 10.