The UFC Hits NYC

Written by Tom Ngo
June 15th, 2009

New York

Today, the UFC officially announced they will finally be invading New York City. Don’t get too excited. It isn’t what you are thinking, but Matt Hamill and Frankie Edgar will be hosting a UFC 100 viewing party inside of the world-famous Radio City Music Hall.

“We are thrilled to bring the excitement of the UFC to New York City with this unique viewing party,” stated Joel Fisher, Radio City Music Hall’s executive vice president, sports bookings and arena renovation. “New York’s passionate mixed martial arts fans will have the rare opportunity to come together and watch the historic event on our 70-foot screen at Radio City Music Hall.”

The historic location will use a 70′ x 35′ high-definition screen to broadcast the July 11th event on a closed-circuit feed. Tickets are currently on sale for $25, however the price increases to $30 after July 3rd.

The first 200 fans in attendance will have access to an exclusive autograph and Q&A session with Hamill and Edgar.

“I started hearing about UFC 100 around UFC 90,” stated UFC president Dana White. “I am blown away by how excited fans were for this event, so I made sure to stack this card with the greatest fights and greatest fighters in the world and keep ticket prices consistent with our other big events.

“Once again, our fans responded with a record sellout. This is another great milestone for the UFC. And now, July 11 will feature not only an amazing live event in Las Vegas, but also our fans in New York City will experience a truly one-of-a-kind viewing party at the iconic Radio City Music Hall.”

UFC 100 will be jumping off inside the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. The monumental show will be headlined by a heavyweight unification bout between UFC champion Brock Lesnar and interim title-holder Frank Mir. Opening for them will be the highly anticipated welterweight title scrap between 170-pound champ Georges St-Pierre and top contender Thiago Alves.

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