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:
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
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)