UFC Announces World Tour

Hi sports fans. The UFC has just issued a press release announcing what they’re calling a World Tour where 4 champions and 4 title challengers will traverse the globe in order to promote the UFC and the fight schedule coming up. The press release, for your reading enjoyment, is below:

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FOUR WORLD CHAMPIONS AND FOUR TITLE CHALLENGERS HIT 11 CITIES IN SIX DAYS

Las Vegas, Nevada – World championship headliners: UFC(r) light heavyweight champion Jon Jones, Alex Gustafsson, UFC(r) heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez, Junior dos Santos, UFC(r) welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre, Johny Hendricks, UFC(r) women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate, will hit 11 cities in five countries while promoting the final four Championship Pay-Per-View events of a historic year punctuated by some of the biggest fights of all-time.

The World Tour Schedule

* July 29 – California Bay Area: Press tour with UFC(r) heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez and former heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos.

* July 29 – Las Vegas, Nevada – Main Lobby, MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, 12 PM PT: Ultimate Media Day with UFC(r) welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre and Johny Hendricks. Free and open to the public.

* July 30 – Los Angeles, California -Club Nokia at Nokia Live, 11 AM PT: UFC president Dana White hosts a press conference live with UFC(r) heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez, Junior Dos Santos, UFC(r) light heavyweight champion Jon Jones, Alexander Gustafsson, UFC(r) welterweight champion George St-Pierre, Johny Hendricks, UFC(r) women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate. Free and open to the public; streamed live on UFC.com.

* July 31 – New York, New York -Beacon Theatre, 1 PM ET: UFC president Dana White hosts a press conference live with UFC(r) heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez, Junior Dos Santos, UFC(r) light heavyweight champion Jon Jones, Alexander Gustafsson, UFC(r) welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre, Johny Hendricks, UFC(r) women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate. Free and open to the public; streamed live on UFC.com.

* August 1 – Montreal, Canada – Complexe Desjardins, 12:30 PM ET: UFC Director of Canadian Operations Tom Wright hosts a press conference with UFC(r) welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre and Johny Hendricks. Free and open to the public; streamed live on UFC.com.

* August 1 – Houston, Texas -Toyota Center, 1 PM CT: Open workouts and interviews with UFC(r) heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez and former heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos. Free and open to the public.

* August 1 – Stockholm, Sweden: Press tour with UFC(r) light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson.

* August 2 – Dallas, Texas – Cowboys Stadium, 1 PM CT: Open workouts and interviews on the field UFC(r) welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre and Johny Hendricks. Free and open to the public.

* August 2 – Chicago, Illinois: Press tour with UFC(r) women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate.

* August 2 – London, England: Press tour with UFC(r) light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson.

* August 2 – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – HSBC Arena, 3 PM BRT: UFC(r) heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez and Junior dos Santos to participate in joint Q & A session prior to weigh-ins for UFC 163. Free and open to the public.

About The Upcoming Championship Pay-Per-View Events

UFC(r) 165: JONES vs. GUSTAFSSON takes place Saturday, September 21 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, as reigning pound-for-pound king Jon Jones defends his light heavyweight title against a top-ranked challenger who can match him in speed, size and youth in Alexander Gustafsson. Both men have been calling for the showdown and, finally, the biggest 205lbs clash of the year is on. Tickets are available now at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling (800) 745-3000.

UFC(r) 166: VELASQUEZ vs. DOS SANTOS 3 takes place Saturday, October 19, from Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. The fate of the world heavyweight championship will be decided when perhaps the two baddest men on the planet – UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez and rival former heavyweight champ Junior dos Santos – collide for the third and perhaps final time in their blistering series. Mexican-American Velasquez regained the championship from Brazil-born dos Santos last December, pounding out a five round decision which tied the series 1-1 after dos Santo’s crushing 64-second KO win in their first fight in 2011. Tickets go on sale Friday, August 2 at www.houstontoyotacenter.com or by calling (866) 4-HOU-TIX.

UFC(r) 167: ST-PIERRE vs. HENDRICKS takes place Saturday, November 16 at The MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, where the longest-reigning champion in the UFC, welterweight king Georges St-Pierre, returns to the Octagon(r) to face No.1 contender Johny Hendricks. “GSP” will be fighting in the United States for the first time in three-and-a-half years, taking on his most dangerous challenger to date in the sledge-hammer handed “Big Rigg”. Tickets go on sale Friday, August 2 at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling (800) 745-3000.

UFC(r) 168: WEIDMAN vs. SILVA 2 closes out 2013 on December 28 at The MGM Grand Garden Arena with the most hotly anticipated rematch in UFC history with UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman’s defending his title against the dethroned king Anderson Silva. UFC 168 also features UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey who takes on bitter rival Miesha Tate in a rematch of one the biggest female fight of all time. Rousey ripped the championship from Tate in a breathtaking March 2012 war, however, nothing was settled in Tate’s eyes and now she gets her chance to avenge the most painful defeat of her career at UFC 168. Tickets go on sale Friday, September 27 at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling (800) 745-3000.

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