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UFC 83 Pre-Sale Tickets Sold Out!
Just got the email from the UFC

Due to incredible demand, nearly all of the tickets to UFC® 83: SERRA vs. ST-PIERRE 2 have been purchased by members of UFC® Fight Club in its exclusive presale which started on Sunday. Over 21,000 people will rock the Bell Centre on Saturday, April 19th, and the vast majority of them will be UFC® Fight Club members. The UFC® organization is honored to welcome so many of its most devoted fans to the event that night. Because of the unprecedented size of this presale, the normal UFC® Newsletter Presale will not take place. The scheduled public onsale date for this event is this Friday, February 8 at 12pm ET. On that date and time, a very limited number of tickets will be released for sale via Ticketmaster and at the Bell Centre Box Office. Additional viewing options for fans in the Montreal area, or those wishing to come to Montreal for the event, are currently being researched. Information will be made public as it becomes available via UFC.com and this UFC® Newsletter.
Submitted Feb 6, 2008 12:52AM by TimW001 - 23 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 81 Draws Live Gate of $2,437,890
(mmajunkie.com)
The paid-attendance figure is the second-lowest ever recorded at the Mandalay Bay Events Center, which has hosted 15 UFC events to date. The only UFC event to draw a smaller paid attendance at the venue was UFC 48, which featured a main event of Ken Shamrock vs. Kimo Leopoldo. Just 6,528 fans paid to attend the June 2004 event. However, while those figures are below average for the venue, UFC 81 likely registered higher-than-normal pay-per-view buys. The event featured a headline bout between Tim Sylvia and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira for the UFC’s interim heavyweight title, but the main attraction was the debut of former World Wrestling Entertainment performer Brock Lesnar, who took on one-time UFC champ Frank Mir. The UFC marketed Lesnar’s UFC debut extensively, hoping to attract part of the WWE’s substantial fan base. Unfortunately, we’re unlikely to know if the UFC was successful. Because the organization is a privately owned company, the UFC doesn’t publicly release the number of pay-per-view buys for its events The past 10 events at the Mandalay Bay Events Center: UFC 81 (2/2/08) — 10,583 attendance (7,167 paid) for $2,437,890 live gate UFC 79 (12/29/07) — 11,075 attendance (10,968 paid) for $4,994,000 live gate UFC 74 (8/25/07) — 11,118 attendance (9,622 paid) for $3,307,000 live gate UFC 67 (2/3/07) — 10,227 attendance (8,700 paid) for $2,767,130 live gate UFC 64 (10/14/06) — 10,173 attendance (8,913 paid) for $1,790,490 live gate UFC 62 (8/26/06) — 9,859 attendance (8,954 paid) for $3,040,880 live gate UFC 61 (7/8/06) — 11,167 attendance (9,999 paid) for a $3,350,775 live gate UFC 58 (3/4/06) — 9,569 attendance (8,183 paid) for $1,758,450 live gate UFC 57 (2/4/06) — 11,000 attendance (10,301 paid) for $3,382,400 live gate UFC 51 (2/5/05) — 11,072 attendance (9,268 paid) for $1,493,100 live gate
Submitted Feb 5, 2008 6:23PM by juanez13 - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Rage In The Cage XVI
(scrubsports.com)
"Wildfire" Johnny Rage returns with his weekly column. In this week's column he tackles UFC 81, a preview of UFC 82, World Victory Road and his thoughts on MMA "Smart Fans" and his thoughts on the Super Bowl.
Submitted Feb 5, 2008 2:45PM by tberg420 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC, General MMA, Miscellaneous, Other MMA Organizations
 
Liddell-Shogun Set For UFC 85
(mmajunkie.com)
According to the fighters via media outlets, Chuck Liddell vs. Mauricio "Shogun" Rua is now official for UFC 85 in London in June. The fight is expected to be the main event.
Submitted Feb 5, 2008 2:33PM by DCRage - 19 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dana White: Kimbo Would Get "Hurt Bad" In UFC
(mmamania.com)
Today was Dana White's turn to fire another salvo at a rival promotion, this time EliteXC. The comments were made with regards to what he thought were KeviN "Kimbo Slice" Ferguson's chances in UFC.
Submitted Feb 5, 2008 2:29PM by DCRage - 23 comments
Filed under: UFC, EliteXC
 
Cards Announced for Upcoming UFCs
(sherdog.com)
Lineups for the next two UFC pay-per-view events were made official Monday. Joining the highly-anticipated March 1 UFC middleweight title fight in Columbus, Ohio, between champion Anderson Silva and challenger Dan Henderson are four main card attractions featuring recognizable names across three weight divisions.
Submitted Feb 5, 2008 11:13AM by madmarck - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dana White: UFC Will "Probably" Create Official Rankings
(mmajunkie.com)
Dana White about-faces again. After saying UFC would never create their own official fighter rankings, he says UFC "probably" will now do that, even though it may not be anytime soon.
Submitted Feb 5, 2008 10:43AM by DCRage - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 81 proved how the sport's elite rose to the top
(sportsillustrated.cnn.com)
Over the years, the lexicon of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has become entrenched in the language of mixed martial arts. Royce Gracie introduced the masses to the potency of the discipline in the earliest Ultimate Fighting Championships, and since then, fighters hoping to make a dent in the sport have had to incorporate a significant amount of BJJ knowledge into their own repertoire. Understanding how to use BJJ as an offensive weapon, and simply learning how to defend against its various joint locks and chokes is a must into today's MMA. And just in case BJJ's importance had been forgotten, UFC 81 served as a stark reminder of its continued presence, and need. The technique ultimately decided four of the five main card fights and both main event fights. Height, strength, and hype proved sadly ineffective when confronted by BJJ.
Submitted Feb 5, 2008 7:16AM by grappler0000 - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Five Questions in the Wake of UFC 81
(sherdog.com)
The UFC's media campaign has repeatedly stressed that the spectacle of MMA -- those bygone days when fighters showed up in wife beaters and singlets, listing Tae Bo as a discipline -- is ancient history. Yet that weird buzz in one's central nervous system, the one you used to get when watching athletes of unknown origin and ability, was present during Saturday's UFC 81 card. Observing Brock Lesnar (Pictures), a human being of formidable proportions, rain hammer fists down on Frank Mir (Pictures) helped recapture some of the early knot-in-stomach jitters of the cruder, single-digit events. (Lesnar's knife tattoo, so ignobly displayed on his mammoth chest, might as well have been a giant question mark.) We got at least one answer: Lesnar, while seemingly the most athletic 265-pound man ever to step into a cage, has a ways to go before promoters need to resize the heavyweight strap.
Submitted Feb 5, 2008 7:04AM by grappler0000 - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Cote added to ufc 83 card
Cote will be on the ufc 83 card. 2 possible opponents are alan belcher(10-3) or newcomer johnny rees(8-0) i hope ufc feeds belcher to cote.
Submitted Feb 4, 2008 4:48PM by Gipper - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Rich Franklin vs. Travis Lutter Official for UFC 83
(mmajunkie.com)
Rumors of the bout have popped up for weeks, but we can now confirm that former UFC middleweight champion Rich Franklin (22-3 MMA, 9-2 UFC) and “The Ultimate Fighter 4” winner Travis Lutter (9-4 MMA, 2-3 UFC) will meet at UFC 83, which takes place April 19 at Montreal’s Bell Centre.
Submitted Feb 4, 2008 4:12PM by nickcuc547 - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 81 Medical Suspensions Issued to Six Fighters
(mmajunkie.com)
The full list includes: Tim Sylvia — suspended until March 3 with no contact until Feb. 24 for precautionary reasons (third-round submission loss to Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira) Frank Mir — suspended until March 3 with no contact until Feb. 24 due to a scalp laceration (first-round submission win over Brock Lesnar) Kyle Bradley — suspended until March 19 with no contact until March 2 due to a facial laceration (first-round KO loss to Chris Lytle) David Heath — must have nasal fracture cleared by a doctor or suspended until Aug. 1; minimum suspension until April 3 with no contact until March 19 (first-round TKO loss to Tim Boetsch) Marvin Eastman — suspended until March 2 with no contact until Feb. 24 due to right upper-eyelid laceration (unanimous-decision victory over Terry Martin) Keita Nakamura — suspended until March 19 with no contact until March 2 for precautionary reason (split-decision loss to Rob Emerson)
Submitted Feb 4, 2008 3:45PM by juanez13 - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Relegates Andrei Arlovski to UFC 82 Preliminary Card
(mmajunkie.com)
A heavyweight fight between Andrei Arlovski (11-5 MMA, 9-4 UFC) and Jake O’Brien (10-0 MMA, 3-0 UFC) will not be aired live as part of the UFC 82’s pay-per-view broadcast, MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) learned over the weekend.
Submitted Feb 4, 2008 2:33PM by nickcuc547 - 27 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
More Than 13,000 Tickets Sold in First Day of UFC 83 Pre-Sale
(mmajunkie.com)
In less than a day, the UFC has sold more than 13,000 tickets for its April 19 event in Montreal. UFC President Dana White released the sales figures during today’s UFC 83 press conference in Montreal, which was carried by Yahoo! Sports, a content-partner site of MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). White was joined at the media event by UFC welterweight champ Matt Serra and interim champ Georges St. Pierre, who meet in UFC 83’s main event. Wow, I wonder how many tickets will be left when the sale goes public...
Submitted Feb 4, 2008 1:23PM by Bemin - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Clock is ticking on Mirko Cro Cop and the UFC …
(mmamania.com)

“We’re waiting to hear from him. We told him we’d wait for him to make a decision, but he’s not making a decision…. The deadline is pretty much up, and I need decision from him by Monday (February 4).”
UFC President Dana White provides an update on the Mirko Cro Cop situation — the 2006 Pride FC Open Weight Grand Prix Champion has a losing record inside the Octagon (1-2) and has not competed since UFC 75: “Champion vs. Champion” in September 2007. No word on what will happen if the deadline expires with no word from the Croatian.
Submitted Feb 4, 2008 11:58AM by juanez13 - 27 comments
Filed under: Interviews, UFC
 
Ed Herman vs Demian Maia at UFC 83?
ufc.com
During the press conference today, among the fighters Dana White announced to fight on the Canadian card, interestingly Ed Herman's name was stated along with the fighters already confirmed.
Submitted Feb 4, 2008 10:39AM by Franklinfan47 - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
MMR: Nogueira’s 10 Best Nights
(sherdog.com)
Considering Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira's career full of brutal wars, many felt the Brazilian heavyweight might not have a lot left when he stepped into the Octagon Saturday night. Just a few moments into his battle with Tim Sylvia it seemed as though those concerns had been confirmed. Detonating a massive right hand onto the Brazilian heavyweight's chin, it appeared as though Sylvia would win a UFC belt for the third time while Nogueira would have his legacy called into question. But not so fast, folks.
Submitted Feb 4, 2008 9:19AM by madmarck - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC, PrideFC
 
Nogueira Becomes First to Hold UFC, PRIDE Belts
(sherdog.com)
LAS VEGAS, Feb. 2 -- Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira made history Saturday inside the Mandalay Bay Events Center by becoming the first mixed martial artist to become a champion in both the UFC and PRIDE heavyweight divisions. "Minotauro" weathered an early scare from the large Tim Sylvia and wound up submitting the former two-time UFC heavyweight champion with a textbook guillotine choke early in the third round in front of 10,583 fans.
Submitted Feb 4, 2008 9:19AM by madmarck - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC, PrideFC
 
Lesnar shows superstar potential in loss
(sports.yahoo.com)
LAS VEGAS – If you knew ahead of time that former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir would submit former pro wrestling superstar Brock Lesnar in 90 seconds, you’d think Lesnar was a one-time gimmick and would never be heard from again. But after one of the most exciting 90-second fights in UFC history, most of the talk after the match was about Lesnar’s potential to be one of the most dominant heavyweights in mixed martial arts history. Lesnar exploded out of the blocks, with two takedowns, powerful punches on the ground and even a knockdown standing as he dominated all but the closing seconds of the match. But in the end, experience won out as Lesnar powered out of an armbar, but left his leg exposed. Mir, expecting Lesnar’s response, snatched the leg, securing a kneebar and forcing the former NCAA champion to tap out. “I expected him to be strong, but I didn’t expect him to be as fast as he was,” said Mir. “One second he was on my right, then he was on my left. That second armbar I tried works 99 percent of the time in practice except against the most experienced guys.”
Submitted Feb 3, 2008 4:10PM by Bemin - 24 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Lesnar, Mir ready to go (includes Lesnar's salary)
(sports.yahoo.com)
Nearly 15 years ago, when the Ultimate Fighting Championship was first conceived by Rorion Gracie, the idea was to showcase the jiu-jitsu their family made decades earlier in Brazil. The whole idea was to show the American public that in a real fight situation, skill and knowledge could beat size and brawn. In 2008, Brazilian jiu-jitsu is part of an equation when it comes to the skill set of the top fighters. But even after the question was answered, that yes, skills can and usually do beat a bigger, stronger opponent, we have the latest experiment on Saturday night with the Brock Lesnar vs. Frank Mir heavyweight fight at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. Can a superior athlete, with more size, strength, speed and stamina, and arguably more mental toughness, overcome a lack of experience against a fighter with the skill set most dangerous to him?
Submitted Feb 2, 2008 10:55AM by grappler0000 - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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