Today the UFC announced they would be releasing more UFC 70:Â ‘Nations Collide’ tickets due to “stunning public demand”. We first hinted at a ticket increase Thursday and now the UFC has officially released more tickets. No definite number was announced but early reports said the number could be in the thousands. Here’s an excerpt from the press release:
With over 5,000 tickets sold during pre-sale, the original remaining seats to the UFCâ€™s first UK supershow since 2002 were snapped up almost as soon as they were released.
However, in an effort to make every accommodation for loyal fans who have waited half a decade to experience the worldâ€™s most exciting combat sport live, the UFC has tweaked the production set-up for the MEN Arena and is now able to release a limited number of additional seats.
The UFC has to be impressed with how well this event has been recieved. Here is more about ticket sales for the event:
UFC President Dana White said: â€œWeâ€™ve been absolutely blown away by the demand for tickets for UFC 70. Our British fans sold this thing out even faster than a lot of our US based events have sold out. We couldnâ€˜t have wished for a more enthusiastic response for what is just the start of some huge plans we have for the UK.
UFC 70 will be held April 21st and is slated to be shown for free on Spike TV. Here is the fight card for the event:
- Mirko â€œCro Cop” Filipovic vs. Gabriel Gonzaga
- Assuerio Silva vs. Cheick Congo
- Andrei Arlovski vs. Fabricio Werdum
- Michael Bisping vs. Elvis Sinosic
- Jess Liaudin vs. Dennis Siver
- Alessio Sakara vs. Victor Valimaki
- Terry Etim vs. Matt Grice
- Ryoto Machida vs. Forrest Griffin
- David Lee vs. TBD