Tickets on sale for UFC in Japan
Dec 10, 2011 - by Steve Gerweck
For Immediate Release:
Dec. 10, 2011
UFC®JAPAN: EDGAR vs. HENDERSON
ON SALE NOW
Las Vegas, Nevada – Tickets for the highly anticipated UFC® JAPAN: EDGAR vs. HENDERSON are on sale now to fans worldwide. This historic event takes place at the Saitama Super Arena, in suburban Tokyo, on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012.
Ticket outlets in Japan include Kyodo Tokyo, Boardwalk Inc., and E-Plus. Tickets are also available to fans outside of Japan on-line through Japanese ticket vendor Boardwalk Inc. at http://tickebo.jp/en/1112-ufc06/. Tickets for are priced as follows in Japanese Yen (JPY): 100,000, 34,000, 19,000, 9,800 and 5,800.
UFC® JAPAN: EDGAR vs. HENDERSON will air live on Wowow in Japan and Pay-Per-View in North America on Saturday, Feb. 25 at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT. In the night’s main event, reigning UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar defends his crown against former WEC® champion Benson Henderson. Plus, former PRIDE® champion Quinton “Rampage” Jackson returns to Japan to battle hard-hitting light heavyweight Ryan Bader. Respected Japanese fighters such as Yoshihiro Akiyama, Yushin Okami and Takanori Gomi are also scheduled to compete on the card.
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. In 2012, FOX will broadcast four fights annually. In spring 2012, The Ultimate Fighter®, UFC’s signature weekly reality TV show, debuts on FX. UFC content is also distributed commercially to bars and restaurants through Joe Hand Promotions in the U.S. 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 over 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.
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