The Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to Sacramento when newly-crowned UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis makes his first title defense against San Jose’s Josh Thomson on Saturday, Dec. 14 at Sleep Train Arena. In advance of UFC on FOX: PETTIS vs. THOMSON, the stars of the main card, along with UFC president Dana White, will host a press conference at Sleep Train Arena on Thursday, Oct. 3 at 1 p.m. PT. The press conference is free and open to the public, and will also be streamed live at UFC.com.
In addition to the lightweight championship bout, UFC on FOX: PETTIS vs. THOMSON showcases local talent as Sacramento’s own Urijah Faber squares off against Modesto native Michael McDonald in the co-main event of the evening. Also representing Sacramento, Chad Mendes faces top-ranked contender Nik Lentz, who remains undefeated in the featherweight division. Plus, former interim welterweight champion Carlos Condit will collide with Matt Brown, a winner of six straight.
Tickets for UFC on FOX: PETTIS vs. THOMSON will go on sale to the general public on Friday, Oct. 4 at 10 a.m. PT.
The public is invited to attend the UFC on FOX: PETTIS vs. THOMSON press conference.
Dana White, UFC president
Anthony Pettis, UFC lightweight champion
Josh Thomson, No. 5 UFC lightweight contender
Urijah Faber, No. 2 UFC bantamweight contender
Michael McDonald, No. 3 UFC bantamweight contender
Chad Mendes, No. 1 UFC featherweight contender
Nik Lentz, No. 8 UFC featherweight contender
Carlos Condit, No. 2 UFC welterweight contender
Matt Brown, No. 10 UFC welterweight contender
Thursday, Oct. 3 – 1 p.m. PT
Sleep Train Arena – Sacramento Kings practice facility
1 Sports Pkwy
Sacramento, Calif. 95834
Tickets for UFC on FOX: PETTIS vs. THOMSON will go on sale to the public on Friday, Oct. 4 at 10 a.m. PT, and tickets are priced at $225, $175, $125, $75 and $50. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets will also be available at the Sleep Train Arena box office and at www.ticketmaster.com. Ticket prices do not include applicable service charges.