UFC® heads to houston with a world title fight as light heavyweight CHAMPion cormier takes on gustafsson
TICKETS FOR UFC® 192: CORMIER vs GUSTAFSSON
AT TOYOTA CENTER
ON SALE FRIDAY, JULY 31
Las Vegas –UFC® brings a light heavyweight title bout to the Lone Star State as newly crowned champion Daniel Cormier makes his first title defense against former title challenger and second-ranked Alexander Gustafsson in a five-round main event. UFC® 192: CORMIER vs. GUSTAFSSON takes over Toyota Center on Saturday, October 3. UFC returns after three consecutive sellout events, the most recent a heavyweight championship bout in 2013 between Cain Velasquez and Junior Dos Santos.
Cormier (15-1, fighting out of San Jose, Calif.), the second U.S. Olympian to become a UFC champion (women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey was the first) captured the vacant 205-pound world title after submitting No. 1 contender Anthony Johnson at UFC 187. Looking to begin his reign atop the light heavyweight division, Cormier gladly welcomes his next opponent, Gustafsson, to center stage. Having defeated legends and former champions in Dan Henderson, Frank Mir and Josh Barnett, “DC” plans to add another name to his near perfect record.
Gustafsson (16-3, fighting out of Stockholm, Sweden), a deadly striker who rose to title contention with 10 knockout victories and eight first-round finishes, makes his way back to the Octagon® with his eyes locked on UFC gold. Almost two years removed from a thrilling back-and-forth battle against former champion and pound-for-pound best Jon Jones, which earned Fight of the Year honors in 2013, the Swede will finally get a second chance at the championship title.
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Tickets for UFC® 192: CORMIER vs. GUSTAFSSON on sale Friday, July 31 at 10 a.m. CT and are priced at $350, $250, $150, $100, $75, $50. Tickets are available for purchase at www.HoustonToyotaCenter.com and at select Houston area Randalls locations. Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call (866) 4-HOU-TIX. Tickets will also be available at the Toyota Center box office beginning Monday, August 3 at 9 a.m. CT. Ticket prices do not include applicable service charges.
UFC Fight Club® members will have the opportunity to purchase tickets to this event Wednesday, July 29 at 10 a.m. CT via the website www.ufcfightclub.com. A special Internet ticket pre-sale will be available to UFC newsletter subscribers Thursday, July 30 starting at 10 a.m. CT. To access this presale, users must register for the UFC newsletter through UFC.com.
UFC® 192: CORMIER vs. GUSTAFSSON will be available live on Pay-Per-View at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT on UFC.TV, iN DEMAND, DirecTV, DISH Network, Vubiquity, and in Canada on BellTV, Shaw Communications, Sasktel, Rogers and Canal Indigo for a suggested retail price of $49.99 US/CAN for Standard Definition and $59.99 US/CAN for High-Definition.
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