SATURDAY, JANUARY 17 LIVE FROM THE O2 DUBLIN, IRELAND
London, England – The Ultimate Fighting Championship® (UFC®) organization continues to underline its status as the most popular combat sport in the world with a rapid-fire sell-out of the brand new O2 arena in Dublin, Ireland.
In the UFC’s fastest sell-out thus far in Europe, over 6000 tickets were sold within a week of going on sale on October 20 and, less than two weeks later, all 10,000 tickets for the fully-scaled O2 were gone.
UFC UK Division President Marshall Zelaznik said: "The UFC brand of mixed martial arts is the already biggest indoor sport in the UK - and we are ecstatic that the popularity and passion for the UFC is matched across the Irish Sea.
"This is our seventh successive sell-out in the British Isles since April of 2007, and we now hold records in six of the biggest arenas in all of Europe. We have the most dedicated and passionate fans in sport and we are thrilled to be bringing some of the biggest names in the sport to the Emerald Isle early in the New Year."
That's pretty impressive considering the card doesn't contain any championship fights(the UK loses again). The fights that are rumored to be taking place at the event are as follows:
- Rich Franklin vs. Dan Henderson
- Shogun Rua vs. Mark Coleman
- Antonio Mendes vs. Andre Gusmao
- Ivan Serati vs. Thomasz Drwal
- Chris Lytle vs. Marcus Davis