UFC 155 is now official. One of the most stacked cards of the year (at least right now) is set for December 29th in the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The main event is a rematch for the UFC heavyweight title between current champion Junior dos Santos and the man he originally won the belt from, Cain Velasquez. Dana White had this to say about the bout in a press release:
"Cain is on a mission to get the belt back and avenge the only loss of his career," UFC President Dana White said. "He wants to prove that he’s still the best heavyweight in the world. But Junior is one of the hardest-hitting fighters ever and he proved that by knocking out Cain and Frank Mir in back to back fights. This is the perfect fight to end 2012!"
Do you want to buy tickets? Here's how to go about doing that:
Tickets for UFC 155 go on sale Friday, Oct 26 at 10am PT and are priced between $800 and $75. UFC Fight Club members will have the opportunity to purchase tickets as of Wednesday, Oct 24, while UFC newsletter subscribers will have a special on-sale time of Thursday, Oct 25 at 10am PT.
And here's a look at the current card:
Junior Dos Santos (15-1) vs. Cain Velasquez (9-1) [HW Title]
Forrest Griffin (19-7) vs. Phil Davis (10-1, 1 NC)
Tim Boetsch (16-4) vs. Chris Weidman (9-0)
Joe Lauzon (22-7) vs. Gray Maynard (11-1-1, 1 NC)
Alan Belcher (18-6) vs. Yushin Okami (27-7)
Chris Leben (22-8) vs. Karlos Vemola (9-3)
Matt Mitrione (5-1) vs. Philip De Fries (9-1, 1 NC)
Ricardo Lamas (12-2) vs. Erik Koch (13-1)
Brad Pickett (22-6) vs. Eddie Wineland (19-8-1)
Erik Perez (12-4) vs. Byron Bloodworth (6-2)