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UFC 129: St-Pierre vs Shields All Set for 42,000 Attendees

Written on January 27, 2011 by John Paul Vill

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“We are really excited to bring a UFC event to Rogers Centre and want to create the ultimate experience for fans.” ---Tom Wright, UFC’s Director of Canadian Operations

The current talk of the town, 129: St-Pierre vs. Shields, marks Ultimate Fighting Championship’s first step on Canada’s largest city. It is lated to break records in attendance all over the said country.

features a welterweight fight between current belt-holder and champion and top contender . The event will take place at Rogers Centre formerly known as SkyDome. The venue housed more than 68,000 attendees during WWE’s WrestleMania X8 in 2002. However, UFC 129 might beat that record.

The UFC organization stated that they’re selling out 42,000 tickets when tickets go on sale this Feb. 10 for the Fight Club members. Newsletter subscribers will be able to purchase tickets come Feb. 11 while the general public will have their own moment of glory on Feb.12. Ticket prices range from $50 up to $800. The UFC says the majority of seats at the Rogers Centre will cost $100 or less.

“We are really excited to bring a UFC event to Rogers Centre and want to create the ultimate experience for fans,” Tom Wright, UFC’s Director of Canadian Operations, said. “We are working on specialized fan zones and other unique features that will make this a can’t-miss event. With this card and the level of energy we expect inside Rogers Centre on April 30, UFC 129 is going to be off the charts.”

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