The Ultimate Fighting Championship takes out two birds with one stone this week. The promotion will operate its first event in the Middle East, as well as its first event at an open-air venue. UFC 112 takes place Saturday at the Concert Arena on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Ticket demand is an indicator of an event’s success, and it appears that demand for UFC 112 is strong.
UFC partner Flash Entertainment on Monday announced that following production configuration changes to UFC 112, additional seats for the event will be made available to the public from April 5 at www.boxofficeme.com. The decision was made following the overwhelming demand for tickets, according to a release from UFC officials.
Speaking from Flash headquarters, John Lickrish, Managing Director, said, “The response to UFC 112 from fans across the region has
been hugely positive. We hope that by introducing more tickets to the marketplace we will be able to satisfy demand for this historic event.”
Two title bouts head UFC 112. Middleweight champion Anderson Silva defends against submission wizard Demian Maia, while lightweight champion B.J. Penn attempts to fend off the challenge of Frankie Edgar. Renzo Gracie makes his Octagon debut in a supporting roll, facing former welterweight champion Matt Hughes.