Anderson Silva and Star-Studded Cast Sell Out UFC 126

Written by Tom Ngo
January 25th, 2011

UFC Middleweight Champ Anderson Silva

With less than two weeks before the curtain is drawn on “UFC 126: Silva vs. Belfort,” the world’s biggest MMA promotion announced the star-studded card is officially sold out. The February 5th event takes place inside the Mandalay Bay Event Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

“Fans have been telling me how excited they are for this card ever since we announced the event,” UFC president Dana White said. “This is a stacked card from top to bottom and fans responded by making UFC 126 a sellout.”

Champion Anderson Silva puts his middleweight title on the line against Vitor Belfort in the night’s featured contest. A light heavyweight bout between former champions Rich Franklin and Forrest Griffin will serve as the co-main event.

A pivotal 205-pound affair between up-and-comers Jon Jones and Ryan Bader will also go down Super Bowl weekend.

Although there are no more seats remaining for UFC 126, fans can still take part in the fight night festivities. Tickets for the official UFC 126 Closed Circuit viewing party in the Islander Ballroom at Mandalay Bay are still available for $50.

Tickets can be purchased through Ticketmaster at Ticketmaster.com, MandalayBay.com. Doors for the viewing party will open at 5PM local time. The pay-per-view bouts will be shown live on big-screen monitors live starting at 7PM PT.

Here is the event’s complete roster:

Preliminary Bouts:

Daniel Roberts vs. Mike Pierce
Kyle Kingsbury vs. Ricardo Romero
Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto vs. Demetrious Johnson
Gabe Ruediger vs. Paul Taylor

(Spike TV 9PM ET/6PM PT)

Chad Mendes vs. Michihiro Omigawa
Donald Cerrone vs. Paul Kelly

Main Bouts:

Antonio Banuelos vs. Miguel Torres
Ryan Bader vs. Jon Jones
Jake Ellenberger vs. Carlos Eduardo Rocha
Forrest Griffin vs. Rich Franklin
Vitor Belfort vs. Anderson Silva (UFC Middleweight Champion)

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