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UFC® on FOX Doubleheader For The No. 1 Contenders Hits Chicago

Two headlining bouts are announced for UFC on FOX 2...
LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT MAIN EVENT
RASHAD EVANS vs. PHIL DAVIS

MIDDLEWEIGHT CO-FEATURE
CHAEL SONNEN vs. MARK MUNOZ

PRESS CONFERENCE
Wednesday, Dec. 7 – 1 P.M. CT
United Center – Chicago, IL

*FREE AND OPEN TO PUBLIC*

STREAMED LIVE AT UFC.COM

TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, DEC. 9 - 10 A.M. CT


Las Vegas, Nevada – The Ultimate Fighting Championship® announced today that it will host a press conference at 1 p.m. CT on Wednesday, Dec. 7 at the United Center in Chicago. UFC President Dana White will discuss the UFC® on FOX event scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012 at United Center.

In the night’s main event, former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans battles the unbeaten Phil Davis to determine the next challenger to the 205-pound title. Plus, in the night’s co-feature, controversial middleweight contender Chael Sonnen takes on “The Filipino Wrecking Machine” Mark Munoz in a bout that will decide which fighter gets the next crack at champion Anderson Silva.

The four competitors will join White at the press conference, which is free and open to the public. It will also be streamed live at www.ufc.com.

Tickets for UFC® on FOX are priced at $250, $150, $100, $75, $50, and $40, and go on sale to the public on Friday, Dec. 9 at 10 a.m. CT. Tickets will be available at all Ticketmaster locations, online at ticketmaster.com and charge-by-phone at 800-745-3000. Tickets can also be purchased at the United Center Box Office.

UFC® Fight Club™ members will have the opportunity to purchase tickets Wednesday, Dec. 7 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, Dec. 8, starting at 10 a.m. CT. To access this presale, users must register for the UFC newsletter through UFC.com.

The two-hour UFC® on FOX broadcast airs live at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012.  

History was made during the debut of UFC® on FOX as 5.7 million viewers (8.8 million peak) tuned in to watch Cain Velasquez battle Junior dos Santos for the UFC heavyweight title on Saturday, Nov. 12. 

WHO:            
DANA WHITE, UFC President
RASHAD EVANS, former UFC light heavyweight champion
PHIL DAVIS, unbeaten UFC light heavyweight contender
CHAEL SONNEN, UFC middleweight contender
MARK MUNOZ, UFC middleweight contender

WHAT:          
UFC® on FOX Press Conference

WHEN:         
Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 1 p.m. CT

*DOORS OPEN TO PUBLIC at 12 p.m.*
1 p.m.  – Press Conference Begins

WHERE:        
United Center
1901 West Madison Street
Chicago, IL 60612

For more information or current fight news, visit www.ufc.com. All bouts live and subject to change.

About Ultimate Fighting Championship®

Owned and operated by Zuffa, LLC, and headquartered in Las Vegas, Nev., UFC® is the world’s premier MMA organization and produces over 12 UFC live Pay-Per-View events annually around the globe.  UFC content is distributed commercially through Joe Hand Promotions in the U.S. In 2012, FOX will broadcast four fights annually. In spring 2012, The Ultimate Fighter®, UFC’s signature weekly reality TV show, debuts on FX. Globally, UFC programming is broadcast in over 149 countries and territories, reaching a half a billion homes worldwide, in 20 different languages.

UFC® also boasts a powerful presence online, with UFC.com attracting over seven million unique visitors per month, while also possessing one of the most powerful social media followings in all of professional sports. To date, UFC has over six million fans on Facebook and more than 400,000 followers on Twitter.  In addition, UFC President Dana White is one of the most accessible and most followed executives in sports with more than 1.7 million followers on Twitter.  On January 22, 2011, UFC continued to set trends in social media, becoming the first major sports league to stream live, broadcast quality action on Facebook.

Ancillary businesses include best-selling DVDs, a magazine, the best-selling UFC “Undisputed” videogame franchise distributed by THQ, UFC GYM®, UFC Fight Club affinity program, UFC Fan Expo® festivals, branded apparel, trading cards, and articulated action figures.

 

 

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