THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER LIVE FINALE – TICKETS ON SALE NOWLAS VEGAS, NEV., February 28, 2005….The Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipÂ® today announced that tickets priced at $350, $250 and $150 for the live Saturday, April 9, Spike TV telecast of the final episode of The Ultimate FighterTM reality show went on sale at 10 a.m., today (Monday, February 28), at the box office at Cox Pavilion on the campus of UNLV, all UNLV ticket outlets, including The Galleria at Sunset, Meadows Mall, Boulevard Mall, all Station Casinos hotel/casinos and Fiesta hotel/casinos and at www.unlvtickets.com. Tickets also may be ordered by telephone at 1-866-388-3267 toll free, or in Las Vegas at (702) 739-3267. Ticket purchases are subject to transaction fees.
The fight card so far includes:
Middleweight Final Diego Sanchez vs. Kenny Florian
Ken Shamrock vs. Rich Franklin
Non-televised preliminary bouts: Chris Leben vs. Jason Thacker Alex Karalexis vs. Josh Rafferty Nate Quarry vs. Lodune Sincaid
[more info] WATCH THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER EPISODE 12 MONDAY NIGHTThe Middleweight final is set with Kenny Florian facing Diego Sanchez for the contract. Now, the light heavyweights will compete to see who advances to the final. If Forrest Griffin can not compete, Bobby Southworth will take his place in the semifinal bout against Sam Hoger. The other semifinal bout pits Stephan Bonnar vs. Mike Swick. Tune in Monday night to see which two fighters will advance to the finals.
[more info] NEW UFC.TV INTERNATIONAL ONLINE STORELAS VEGAS, NEV., February 15, 2005….The Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipÂ® brand, the world`s premier mixed martial arts sports association, today announced agreements with Delivery Agent, Inc., the leader in shopping enabled programming and measurement for television shows, movies, sports and music videos, to assume the operations of the UFC online store and launch The Ultimate Fighterâ„¢ online store that will sell merchandise associated with the hit Spike TVÂ® television series. The two separate agreements call for Delivery Agent to immediately begin integrating its proprietary Just Seen OnÂ® platform with the www.theultimatefighter.tv web site and on February 22 with www.ufc.tv.
“The Ultimate Fighting Championship`s pay-per-view events and The Ultimate Fighter television series are two of the hottest products in the market,” said Dana White, president of Zuffa, LLC, which owns the UFC brand. “With that understanding, we knew that we needed a company that would provide the ultimate shopping experience for our fans and viewers. We chose Delivery Agent, the proven leader in the field and look forward to working with them to provide our fans their proven expertise.”
[VISIT UFCSTORE.COM] UFC 52 – FULL CARDRandy Couture and Chuck Liddell won`t be the only championship re-match on the Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipÂ® 52: Couture vs. Liddell 2 card Saturday, April 16, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
UFCÂ® World Welterweight Champion Matt Hughes will also fight a previous nemesis when he and Frank Trigg hook up again with Hughes` title on the line. In their first meeting, Hughes kept the welterweight belt submitting Trigg with a rear naked choke in November 2003 at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn.
Tickets priced at $400, $300, $200, $100 and $50 for the all-star, eight-fight card are now on sale at the MGM Grand Garden Arena box office in Las Vegas, all Ticketmaster locations, www.ticketmaster.com, www.mgmgrand.com and by telephone at 800-929-1111 or 702-891-7777. Ticket purchases are subject to transaction fees. UFC 52: Couture vs. Liddell 2 also will be available LIVE on pay-per-view at 10 p.m. EDT on iNDemand, DirecTV, Dish Network, TVN, Echostar, Bell ExpressVu and Viewers Choice Canada. The suggested retail price is $34.95.
Official Fight Card:
Randy Couture vs. Chuck Liddell Matt Hughes vs. Frank Trigg Georges St. Pierre vs. Jason Miller Mike Van Arsdale vs. John Marsh Patrick Cote vs. Lee Murray Travis Wuiff vs. Renato Sobral Matt Lindland vs. Travis Lutter Ivan Salaverry vs. Joe Riggs
*card subject to change
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WILLA FORD FEATURED IN STUFF MAGAZINEThe Ultimate Fighter host Will Ford is featured in a hot photo spread in the current issue of Stuff Magazine. Look for it on newstands now