UFC returns to the big screen with UFC 167
UFC returns to the big screen with UFC 167: St-Pierre vs. Hendricks
UFC 167, which is headlined by a welterweight title fight between George St-Pierre and Johny Hendricks marks the return of UFC to the big screen after almost a year. The last event to hit the theaters was GSP’s successful return against Carlos Condit in UFC 154, it was held a year ago in Montreal, Canada. The upcoming event will be shown in more than 350 theaters nationwide. The complete line up of theaters and locations are listed in NCM Fathom Events website.
“UFC fans will want to experience GSP and Hendricks going head-to-head in UFC 167 on the big screen,” said Dan Diamond, senior vice president of NCM Fathom Events. “Audiences will feel like they have a ringside seat with every move these fighters make. The only way to get closer to the action would be to get in the octagon.”
The long reigning welterweight king GSP has successfully defended his second title eight times. He defeated Nick Diaz by unanimous decision last March in his most recent outing. The no.2 p4p fighter will be facing another tough challenge in Johny Hendricks in his 9th title defense. Hendricks, who is nicknamed Big Rigg is known for his one punch KO power. He has an impressive professional record of 15 – 1 with 8 of those victories coming from knockouts. The only blemish on Hendrick’s career was a disputed decision loss to Rick Story way back in December of 2010. After that, he won all of his 6 fights and finished half of his opponents in the first round.
Also included in the star studded card is a light heavyweight tilt between Chael Sonnen and former champ Rashad Evans. It will also feature welterweight rising star Rory McDonald against returning UFC fighter “Ruthless” Robbie Lawler.
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