UFC’s First Event in Mexico, UFC 180: Velasquez vs. Werdum, Sells Out in Eight Hours

August 28, 2014
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UFC180graphicIt took just eight hours to sell-out the highly anticipated UFC 180: Velasquez vs. Werdum event scheduled for November 15 at the Arena Ciudad de Mexico (Mexico City Arena).

Fans made history at the box office, as well as online, to sell out Mexico’s first ever live UFC event. UFC 180: Velasquez vs. Werdum is the fastest sell-out in the history of the Arena Ciudad de Mexico and it will also set a new attendance record with over 20,000 fans attending the monumental event.

On Tuesday, August 26 the UFC’s Chairman and CEO, Lorenzo Fertitta, and UFC President, Dana White, held a press conference in Mexico City to announce the launch of ticket sales, accompanied by some of the featured fighters on the UFC 180 card. It was also revealed that several fighters of Mexican or Latin American decent would showcase their skills at the November event. Fighters include: heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez, heavyweight title contender, Fabricio Werdum, Kelvin Gastelum, Jake Ellenberger, Diego Sanchez, Augusto “Dodger” Montano, Erik Perez, Ricardo Lamas and Norman Parke.

“That we’ve sold out in the blink of an eye is proof that Mexico is ready for its first UFC event and shows the true devotion of UFC’s fan base,” said Jaime Pollack, UFC Senior Vice President, International Development and General Manager, Latin America. “We couldn’t ask for a better partner in Zignia Live, who provided the staffing and technology to keep pace with the high demand and ensure a seamless experience from UFC fans in Mexico and around the region.”

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  • jorge anguiano

    seamless? the website used superboletos.com was down most of the time… most people had to go to the venue directly to buy tix… most of tix where bought by other companies since scalping tix is legal in mexico as long as it is done online… now the tix that are being resold are twice the price! welcome to mexico!

    • Nate “THE CHEAT” Marquardt

      Damn i sure wish Cain would fight more than once every few years. The guy has been in MMA for like 7 years and only has like 12 fights