As UFC 79 “Nemesis” draws closer the news for the year-end event continues to roll in. The pay-per-view broadcast of the event, which is headlined by an interim welterweight title bout between Matt Hughes and Georges St. Pierre, begins on Saturday, December 29th at 10pm ET. The first bout of the 10-fight card will get underway at 8pm.
Here’s the latest on the event:
- According to a press release issued by the UFC earlier this week UFC 79 is now officially sold out. Accompanying the impressive news was the announcement that the event will air on closed-circuit inside the Mandalay Bay Ballroom. Tickets for the event cost $50 and are on sale at the Mandalay Bay box office and Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations.
- An additional viewing party for the event is tapped for Madison Square Gardens in New York City. The event costs $30 and begins at 8:30 ET with a Q&A session with current UFC Welterweight Champion Matt Serra. The standard PPV broadcast begins at 10pm. Serra will be joined at the viewing party by Forrest Griffin, Frank Edgar, and Kenny Florian.
- Josh Koscheck will be hosting another UFC 79 viewing party though this one is north of the border. The event will be held at Philthy McNasty’s in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada and will include a Q&A and autograph session with the welterweight UFC fighter before the event begins at 10pm. Tickets for the party cost $25.
- Weigh-ins for UFC 79 will take place this Friday, December 28th at 7pm ET. The event will be broadcast online at UFC.com and Yahoo Sports. Additionally, live results from the weigh-ins will be posted on MMAFrenzy.com Friday evening.
As always, MMAFrenzy.com will have extensive live coverage of the event on Saturday evening beginning at 8pm.