Las Vegas, NV (USA) – UFC® Chairman and CEO Lorenzo Fertitta and UFC President Dana White will be making a special announcement live from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil tomorrow at 8am PST/11am EST/2pm BST. Media and fans can tune in to UFC.com to watch the event live as it happens.
· LORENZO FERTITTA, UFC CHAIRMAN AND CEO
· DANA WHITE, UFC PRESIDENT
· EDUARDO PAES, MAYOR OF RIO
· ANDERSON SILVA, UFC MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMPION
· SHOGUN RUA, UFC LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION
· JOSE ALDO, UFC FEATHERWEIGHT CHAMPION
· VITOR BELFORT, FORMER UFC CHAMPION
· ROYCE GRACIE, UFC HALL OF FAMER AND FORMER UFC TOURNAMENT CHAMPION
WHAT: UFC ANNOUNCEMENT
WHERE: CITY HALL, RIO DE JANEIRO
*EVENT CAN BE SEEN LIVE ON UFC.COM
WHEN: WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 15
11AM EST/8AM PST
2PM BRAZIL TIME
With all of the Brazilian fighters expected to be in attendance(including UFC legend Royce Gracie), I think it's safe to say that the announcement will involve the UFC returning back to Brazil to host an event. The UFC has held one event in Brazil known as UFC Ultimate Brazil which took place in October 1998. This is the event in which a young Vitor Belfort blizted Wanderlei Silva in less than a minute to win via TKO.