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‘UFC 149: Aldo vs. Koch’ OFFICIALLY a Smashing Success

Written by Tom Ngo
May 12th, 2012
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There are still 10 weeks remaining until the curtain is drawn on the Octagon’s debut in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, but “UFC 149: Aldo vs. Koch” can already go down in the record books as a smashing success. Although the fight card hasn’t been completed, it didn’t stop them Canadians from snagging every available seat inside Scotiabank Saddledome.

On Saturday, UFC brass confirmed their July 21st show has been officially sold out. UFC Fight Club members had access to tickets this past Thursday, UFC newsletter subscribers on Friday and the general public swallowed up the leftovers today.

Approximately 18,000 seats were purchased.

All hope is not lost for you fanboys still trying to get inside the arena, as UFC VIP packages are still available. The bundle includes tickets to the show, official event merchandise, as well as special VIP experiences with backstage tours and meet and greets with top Octagon stars.

A featherweight title affair between champion Jose Aldo (Pictured) and Erik Koch headlines the pay-per-view broadcast.

Here is the show’s current lineup:

Preliminary Card:

Ryan Jimmo vs. Anthony Perosh

Mitch Clarke vs. Anton Kuivanen

Bryan Caraway vs. Mitch Gagnon

George Roop vs. Antonio Carvalho

Court McGee vs. Nick Ring

Main Card:

Thiago Alves vs. Siyar Bahadurzada

Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira vs. Cheick Kongo

Mauricio “Shogun” Rua vs. Thiago Silva

Michael Bisping vs. Tim Boetsch

Erik Koch vs. Jose Aldo (UFC Featherweight Champion)

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