How do you say ‘UFC 134 is sold out’ in Portuguese? Anyway, it appears that’s the case as officials have confirmed the Octagon’s long-awaited return to Brazil will be a standing-room-only event.
Tickets to “UFC 134: Silva vs. Okami” went on sale to the general public Friday night at 11:30 BRT. Fast forward just 74 minutes and all 16,000ish seats inside the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro were gone. A limited presale held Thursday exclusively for HSBC customers also sold out in less than 40 minutes.
The exact number of chairs that were purchased in total was not released.
During Wednesday’s press conference in Brazil, UFC president Dana White said there would be 16,572 tickets available. According to the press release, seating was scaled back to accommodate video screens for fans.
A middleweight title clash between champion Anderson Silva and Yushin Okami will headline the August 27th pay-per-view broadcast.
It’s been over a decade since the Octagon last held a show on Brazilian soil. In 1998, Sao Paulo hosted “UFC 17.5: Ultimate Brazil.”
Here are the athletes expected to appear in the fiesta:
Antonio Carvalho vs. Yuri Alcantara
Alexandre Ferreire vs. Rousimar Palhares
Paulo Thiago vs. David Mitchell
Spencer Fisher vs. Thiago Tavares
Mike Swick vs. Erick Silva
Stanislav Nedkov vs. Luiz Cane
Brendan Schaub vs. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira
Ross Pearson vs. Edson Barboza
Mauricio “Shogun” Rua vs. Forrest Griffin
Yushin Okami vs. Anderson Silva (UFC Middleweight Champion)