UFC® KICKS OFF TICKET SALES FOR UFC® 188
WITH MEDIA DAY IN MEXICO CITY
Heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez collides with interim heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum in the five-round main event on June 13
Gilbert Melendez vs. Eddie Alvarez
Dodger Montaño vs. Cathal Pendred
Yair Rodriguez vs. Charles Rosa
Tecia Torres vs. Angela Hill
Tickets for UFC® 188: VELASQUEZ vs. WERDUM
at Arena Ciudad de México in Mexico City
on sale Friday, March 20
Mexico City – After a successful inaugural event sell-out in November 2014, the UFC® heads back to Mexico today to kickoff ticket sales for UFC® 188: VELASQUEZ vs. WERDUM. The highly anticipated rematich is slated for Saturday, June 13 at the Arena Ciudad de México in Mexico City and will finally determine the true heavyweight champion of the world.
Cain Velasquez, Fabricio Werdum, Gilbert Melendez, Eddie Alvarez, Augusto Montaño, Cathal Pendred, Yair Rodriguez, Charles Rosa, Tecia Torres and Angela Hill were present at the media day, which took place today at the Four Seasons in Mexico City.
Headlining the June card is the highly anticipated five-round main event featuring UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez (13-1, fighting out of San Jose, Calif.), and interim heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum (19-5-1, fighting out of Los Angeles, Calif. by way of Porto Alegre, Brazil). The heavyweight clash marks the culmination of a rivalry that developed as coaches opposite each other on the first season of The Ultimate Fighter® Latin America. Originally slated to clash at last year’s November event, Cain was removed from UFC® 180 in Mexico City due to injury.
In addition, fourth-ranked Gilbert “El Niño” Melendez (22-4, fighting out San Francisco, CA by way of Santa Ana, Calif.) goes up against no.10 Eddie Alvarez (25-4, fighting out of Boca Raton, Fla.) in a lightweight showdown. Melendez, a former Strikeforce and WEC lightweight champion, will bring his black belt jiu-jitsu skills to the Octagon® against the freestyle striker Alvarez.
Other bouts for UFC® 188 include:
– Augusto “Dodger” Montaño (14-1, fighting out of Mexico City, Mexico) and Cathal Pendred (16-3, fighting out of Dublin, Ireland) will collide in a welterweight battle
– The Ultimate Fighter® Latin America winner, Yair “Pantera” Rodriguez (5-1, fighting out of Chicago, Ill. by way of Parral, Chihuahua, Mexico) will meet Charles “Boston Strong” Rosa (10-1, fighting out of Coconut Creek, Fla.) in a featherweight bout
– The Ultimate Fighter® 20 participant Tecia “Tiny Tornado” Torres (5-1, fighting out of Coconut Creek, Fla.) with fight her reality star counterpart Angela “Overkill” Hill (2-0, fighting out of Asheville, N.C.) in a fight with serious implication for the women’s strawweight division
Tickets for UFC® 188: VELASQUEZ vs. WERDUM go on sale Friday, March 20 and are priced at $7,490 zone Cancha, $4,815 zone Retractil Platino, $3,157 zone Superpalco (Club), $3,157 zone Retractil Oro, $2,408 zone Platea Platino, $1,873 zone Platea Oro, $1,391 zone Barrera, $1,043 zone Butaca, $910 zone Butaca 2, $650 zone Balcon, $482 zone Balcon 2, $375 zone Balcon 3 (prices listed in Mexican pesos and include taxes). Tickets are available for purchase online at www.superboletos.com, by phone at +52 (55) 15154100. Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. Ticket prices do not include applicable service charges.
UFC® 188: VELASQUEZ vs. WERDUM 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 and Viewer’s Choice Canada 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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About the Mexico City Arena
Zignia Live is part of Avalanz Group and is one of the main companies promoting shows in Mexico and Latin America, ranking in the “Top 20” as most active promoters in the world. Live Zignia is aprovider for venues in Mexico City, Puebla, Guadalajara, Torreon, Tampico, Monterrey and offers unique and memorable experiences through the presentation of live world-class performances.