UFC 83: Serra vs. St-Pierre 2 important notes and information

Written by Tim Ngo
February 6th, 2008

UFC 83 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada is shaping up to be one of the biggest UFC events and its still over two months away! According to a UFC press release, the event sold over 13,000 UFC Fight Club presale tickets in the first 24 hours of availability which has caused the UFC to not have a newsletter presale and jump straight into general public ticket sales. The main event will feature the biggest Canadian name in MMA today in Georges “Rush” St-Pierre challenging the current UFC Welterweight champion Matt “The Terror” Serra.

By the time the fight between St-Pierre and Serra takes place, it’ll be over a year since Serra’s last fight while St-Pierre on the other hand has had two fights against top 5 Welterweight opponents, including quite possibly the greatest Welterweight in UFC history Matt Hughes.

Serra was originally scheduled to face St-Pierre at UFC 79: Nemesis on December 29th, but was forced to pull out due a back injury. St-Pierre would go on to submit replacement Matt Hughes in the 2nd round.

UFC 83: Serra vs. St-Pierre 2 will feature ten bouts in all including former UFC Middleweight champion Rich “Ace” Franklin taking on Travis Lutter as well as Michael Bisping.

Here’s how the card breaks down:

UFC Welterweight Championship

Matt Serra (c) vs. Georges St-Pierre

– Rich Franklin vs. Travis Lutter

– Nate Quarry vs. Kalib Starnes

– Charles McCarthy vs. Michael Bisping

– Mark Bocek vs. Mac Danzig

– Joe Doerksen vs. Jason MacDonald

– Rich Clementi vs. Sam Stout

– Kuniyoshi Hironaka vs. Jonathan Goulet

The final two bouts have not yet been made official, but from what we’re hearing it’ll be:

– Patrick Cote vs. TBA

– Ed Herman vs. Demian Maia

According to an E-Mail to UFC newsletter members, the UFC is working on coming up with a viewing party for those who can’t get tickets to the event. We’ll have more on UFC 83 as we get it.

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