For you party animals still deciding where the debauchery for the biggest pigskin weekend of the year should go down, UFC president Dana White has a special message for you.
“UFC fans expect big things from us every year for our Super Bowl weekend show, and this year could be our biggest ever,” White said. “Anderson Silva vs. Vitor Belfort is a fight fan’s dream match. It’s a fight people have wanted for years. Don’t blink because both of these guys have dynamite in their hands and can end the night quickly and in very exciting fashion.
“Plus, I can’t wait to see Forrest Griffin and Rich Franklin mix it up; they’re two former champions that are known for being in the middle of instant classics. And then we have the next wave of stars in the Jon Jones vs. Ryan Bader fight. Both of these guys are the future of our sport and possess unlimited talent. It’s impossible to pick a winner here.”
“UFC 126: Silva vs. Belfort” takes place February 5th inside the Mandalay Bay Event Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Tickets for the eagerly anticipated match-up go on sale today.
UFC Fight Club members will have the opportunity to purchase seats this morning starting at 10AM PT/1PM ET via UFCFightClub.com.
A special Internet ticket pre-sale will be available to UFC Newsletter subscribers on Friday, December 10th starting at 10AM PT/1PM ET. The general public will have access to the remains on Saturday, December 11th at Noon PT/3PM ET through Ticketmaster.com.
Super Bowl XLV takes place the following day in Dallas, Texas.
Here are the contestants expected to participate in the pay-per-view event:
Kyle Kingsbury vs. Ricardo Romero
Gabe Ruediger vs. Paul Taylor
Daniel Roberts and Greg Soto
Sam Stout vs. Paul Kelly
Jake Ellenberger vs. Carlos Eduardo Rocha
Antonio Banuelos vs. Miguel Torres
Ryan Bader vs. Jon Jones
Forrest Griffin vs. Rich Franklin
Vitor Belfort vs. Anderson Silva (UFC Middleweight Champion)