TICKETS FOR UFC® 154: ST-PIERRE vs. CONDIT AT BELL CENTRE IN MONTREAL ON SALE SATURDAY, SEPT. 29!
Sep 27, 2012
(PRESS RELEASE) -- Las Vegas, Nevada – UFC® welterweight champion
Georges St-Pierre has scored nine consecutive victories en route to
a five-year dominant reign atop the 170-pound division. On
Saturday, Nov. 17 at the Bell Centre in Montreal, the champion
returns to his hometown after a 17-month absence due to injury
looking to unify the welterweight title against dangerous striker
“One of the pound-for-pound best fighters in the world, Georges
St-Pierre, is coming home to Montreal to defend not only his
pound-for-pound standing, but his welterweight world title,” UFC®
President Dana White said.
“St-Pierre has been off for over a year recovering from knee
surgery and now has to face his toughest test in interim
welterweight champion Carlos
Condit, who won the interim championship by defeating Nick Diaz while
GSP was injured. So on Nov. 17, in Montreal, Canada, it's champion
vs. champion to see who will leave the undisputed UFC welterweight
Boasting six defenses of his welterweight belt, the dynamic
St-Pierre (22-2) has established a historic and unrivaled reign of
the welterweight division. Now he faces his toughest threat to date
in former WEC® and current UFC interim welterweight champion,
Condit (28-5). Having routed his last five opponents on his
road toward a shot against St-Pierre, the tactical Condit has shown
he has the elusive footwork and pin point striking to silence the
critics and dethrone the seemingly insurmountable St-Pierre.
“I'm excited to finally get back in the Octagon and reclaim my spot
as the UFC welterweight champion,” St-Pierre said. “Carlos Condit
is a very tough opponent. He has really good striking and very good
submission skills. I respect him a lot and look forward to fighting
him in front of my hometown fans in Montreal.”
An equally eager Condit said: “This is the fight the fans have been
waiting so long to see. I still have not realized my goal of being
the UFC welterweight champion, and to do that, I need to defeat
Georges and unify the belt. I've worked my entire career for this
fight, and I am excited it is finally happening.”
Hendricks (13-1, fighting out of Dallas, Texas) meets Denmark
Kampmann (20-5, fighting out of Las Vegas, Nev.) in a
compelling welterweight co-main event with title implications. As
the only fighter to defeat interim champion Carlos Condit
in the UFC, Kampmann feels a win over Hendricks will put him at the
top of the 170-pound division.
Fresh off a pair of wins over former welterweight title challengers
Koscheck, the hard-hitting Hendricks is confident of his
standing in the welterweight class and looks to add a fifth
consecutive win to his impressive streak on Nov. 17.
Tickets for UFC® 154: ST-PIERRE vs. CONDIT, presented by The United
States Marine Corps, go on sale Saturday, Sept. 29 at 10 a.m. PT
and are priced at $600, $400, $325, $250, $150, $100, and $75.
Tickets will be at the Bell Centre box office, by phone at (514)
790-2525 / 1-877-668-8269 or at www.evenko.ca.
UFC® Fight Club™ members will have the opportunity to purchase
tickets to this event Thursday, Sept. 27 at 10 a.m. PT via the
website www.ufcfightclub.com. A special Internet ticket pre-sale
will be available to UFC® newsletter subscribers Friday, Sept. 28,
starting at 10 a.m. PT. To access this presale, users must register
for the UFC® newsletter through UFC.com.
UFC® 154: ST-PIERRE vs. CONDIT will be available live on
Pay-Per-View at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT on UFC.TV, iN DEMAND, DirecTV,
DISH Network, Avail-TVN, and in Canada on BellTV, Shaw
Communications, Sasktel, and Viewer’s Choice Canada for a suggested
retail price of $44.99 US/$49.99 CAN for Standard Definition and
$54.99 US/$59.99 CAN for High Definition.
REMINDER: UFC will hold a 12 p.m. press conference at the Montreal
Science Centre for UFC® 154: ST-PIERRE vs. CONDIT on Sept. 27 with
St-Pierre and Condit in attendance. Please RSVP to Steve Keogh
For more information or current fight news, visit www.ufc.com. All
bouts live and subject to change.
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