UFC president Dana White announced yesterday that their highly anticipated “UFC 111: St-Pierre vs. Hardy” event on March 27th in Newark, New Jersey has officially been sold out, however…
“I love every time we go to the East Coast,” White stated. “The fans always come out and show their support. We’re coming there with a stacked card and two championship fights. This time New Jersey – New York is next.”
Although White and Co. confirmed there were no additional seats left inside the Prudential Center, as 8:30AM PT Thursday morning, individual tickets for the show were still available for purchase in the $303 and $403 price ranges on TicketMaster.com.
Surely a minor oversight by the UFC as the star-studded fight card will eventually be sold out, however if you’re going to be in the Jersey Shore area and you have an extra few hundred bucks laying around, it’s not too late!
UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre will defend his title for the first time since humbling former top contender Thiago Alves at UFC 100 last July in the night’s main event. MMA’s baddest welterweight owns a ridiculous 19-2 pro record and is perfect through his last six scraps.
Dan Hardy holds a 23-6 mark and has won seven straight contests. Although the Brit is riding a sick amount of momentum into the Octagon, he’s never faced a beast like GSP.
An interim heavyweight bout between former two-time champion Frank Mir and undefeated Shane Carwin will co-headline the show. The two will duke it out to determine who gets next crack at reigning king Brock Lesnar.
Here’s a break down of the day’s agenda:
Greg Soto vs Matt Riddle
Thomas Drwal vs. Rousimar Palhares
Rodney Wallace vs. Jared Hamman
Kurt Pellegrino vs. Fabricio Camoes
Spike TV 6PM ET/9PM PT
Ricardo Almeida vs. Matt Brown
Nate Diaz vs. Rory Markham
Mark Bocek vs. Jim Miller
Thiago Alves vs. Jon Fitch
Jake Ellenberger vs. Ben Saunders
Shane Carwin vs. Frank Mir (UFC Interim Heavyweight Title)
Dan Hardy vs. Georges St-Pierre (UFC Welterweight Champion)