UFC ANNOUNCES PRESS TOUR WITH MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMPION CHRIS WEIDMAN AND FORMER CHAMPION ANDERSON SILVA
Sep 17, 2013
(PRESS RELEASE) -- Las Vegas, Nevada – Newly-crowned UFC®
middleweight champion Chris
Weidman and former champion Anderson
Silva will visit seven cities in seven days to promote their
Pay-Per-View rematch at UFC® 168: WEIDMAN vs. SILVA 2, which takes
place Saturday, Dec. 28 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las
Tickets for UFC® 168: WEIDMAN vs. SILVA 2 go on sale Friday, Sept.
27 at 10 a.m. PT and are priced at $1,000, $750, $500, $300, $200
and $100. Tickets will be available at all Las Vegas Ticketmaster
locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino).
Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by
phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800)
745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at
www.mgmgrand.com or www.ticketmaster.com. Ticket prices do not
include applicable service charges.
UFC® Fight Club™ members will have the opportunity to purchase
tickets to this event Wednesday, Sept. 25 at 10 a.m. PT via the
website www.ufcfightclub.com. A special internet ticket pre-sale
will be available to UFC newsletter subscribers Thursday, Sept. 26
starting at 10 a.m. PT. To access this pre-sale, users must
register for the UFC newsletter through UFC.com.
UFC® 168: WEIDMAN vs. SILVA 2, presented by Bud Light®, will be
available live on Pay-Per-View at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT on Saturday,
Dec. 28 on UFC.TV, iN DEMAND, DirecTV, DISH Network, Avail-TVN, and
in Canada on BellTV, Shaw Communications, Sasktel, and Viewer’s
The Weidman-Silva 2 Tour Schedule
· Monday, Sept. 23 – Los Angeles, Calif. – UFC Gym in Torrance, 4
p.m. PT: Q&A with UFC president Dana White, UFC® middleweight
Weidman and former middleweight champion Anderson
Silva. Free and open to the public. Media availability with
White, Weidman and Silva at 2 p.m. To RSVP for media availability,
please email MRadmanovich@ufc.com no later than Sunday, Sept.
· Tuesday, Sept. 24 – Las Vegas, Nev. – Main Lobby, MGM Grand Hotel
& Casino, 11 a.m. PT: Press conference with UFC president Dana
White, Weidman and Silva. Free and open to the public, streamed
live on UFC.com.
· Wednesday, Sept. 25 – New York, N.Y. – UFC Gym – NYC John Street,
5 p.m. ET: Autograph signing with Weidman and Silva for the first
300 fans. Media availability with Weidman and Silva at 3:30 p.m. To
RSVP for media availability, please email RGrab@ufc.com no later
than Monday, Sept. 23.
· Friday, Sept. 27 – Miami, Fla. – Klipsch Ampitheater at Bayfront
Park, 1 p.m. ET: Open workout with Weidman and Silva. Free and open
to the public. Media must RSVP to DLockett@ufc.com to
· Sunday, Sept. 29 – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – Clube dos Marimbás, 1
p.m. BRT: Q&A with UFC president Dana White, Weidman and Silva.
Free and open to the public.
· Monday, Sept. 30 – Sao Paulo, Brazil – Press conference
(location/details forthcoming) with UFC president Dana White,
Weidman and Silva. Streamed live on UFC.com.
All bouts live and subject to change. Visit UFC.com for more
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