UFC 110, which will be airing in Australia for the first time ever, has set the main cards for the night.
Headlining the event is a heavyweight bout between Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and Cain Velasquez. And the co-main event is a middleweight bout between Michael Bisping and Wanderlei Silva.
Six other events were also announced via press release this morning. The matchups were confirmed during the past weekend’s event. [UFC 107]
Other bouts for the main card include a lightweight match between Joe Stevenson and George Sotiropoulos. Also, light-heavyweight bout between Keith Jardine and Ryan Bader. And lastly, a heavyweight bout between Ben Rothwell and Mirko Cro Cop.
For the preliminary card, a bout between light heavyweights Elvis Sinosic and Chris Haseman is also scheduled.
UFC 110 tickets were sold out the very first day of regular sales and more than 10,000 were sold in the first day of pre-sales. The event is expected to have an attendance of over 17,000 and is now the second fastest sellout in UFC history.
Marshall Zelaznik, UFC U.K. president, stated, “We knew we had an unbelievably passionate fanbase in Australia, but we are blown away by the speed of the sell-out, we had a massive uptake of tickets to the Australian members of our Fight Club and newsletter readers, and tickets were completely gone within hours of going on sale to the public.”
“What is even more incredible is that we completely sold out without even confirming a single fight on the card. Our fans trust us to bring the very best fights and fighters down under, and we are delighted to reward that trust in us with what is already a frontrunner for the card of the new year with UFC 110.”