Tickets on sale Thursday for UFC 147: Belfort vs. Silva
May 23, 2012 - by Steve Gerweck
For Immediate Release:
May 22, 2012
TICKETS FOR UFC® 147: BELFORT VS SILVA
ON SALE THIS THURSDAY, MAY 24
VITOR BELFORT vs. WANDERLEI SILVA
FABRÍCIO WERDUM vs. MIKE RUSSOW
THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER® BRAZIL FINALISTS
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – Brazilian fans will soon be able to purchase tickets for UFC® 147, the historical event at the Mineirinho Arena in Belo Horizonte on Saturday, June 23, featuring the first-ever The Ultimate Fighter Brazil® Finale and long-awaited middleweight bout between long-time rivals and current TUF coaches. Tickets go on sale to the public this Thursday, May 24, exclusively on www.ticketsforfun.com.br.
The main event of the evening will be the long-awaited five-round rematch between UFC legends and TUF Brazil coaches Vitor Belfort and Wanderlei Silva. The co-main bout will feature heavyweight stand-outs Fabrício Werdum and Mike Russow, both coming off wins in their last fight. Fans will also witness the exciting featherweight and middleweight finals of the first international edition of The Ultimate Fighter Brazil® series.
The finalists of each weight division featured on the reality show, which will air its last episode on Sunday, June 17 before the PPV event, will face off on the main card. The winners will be declared The Ultimate Fighters and win lucrative contracts with the UFC.
Tickets for UFC® 147: BELFORT vs. SILVA, go on sale Thursday, May 24 at 8 p.m. BRT and are priced at: Premium Octagon® (R$ 1.200 / 600 – half price), Octagon® (R$ 700 / R$ 350 – half price), Premium Seats (R$ 700 / R$ 350 – half-price), Seats (R$ 450 / R$ 225 – half price), Stands (R$ 220 / R$ 110 – half-price). Tickets will also be available for purchase by individuals with international credit cards.
UFC® 147: BELFORT vs. SILVA will be available live on Pay-Per-View Saturday, June 23 at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT on UFC.TV, iN DEMAND, DirecTV, DISH Network, Avail-TVN, and in Canada on BellTV, Shaw Communications, Sasktel, and Viewer’s Choice Canada for a suggested retail price of $44.99 US/$49.99 CAN for Standard Definition and $54.99 US/$59.99 CAN for High Definition.
For media interested in obtaining a credential to cover this event, please fill out the application located at https://cervello.ufc.com/signup/UFC147. The UFC will notify you of the status of your request throughout the week of June 4.
About the Ultimate Fighting Championship®
Universally recognized for its action-packed, can’t-miss events that have sold out some of the biggest arenas and stadiums across the globe, the UFC® is the world’s premier mixed martial arts organization. Owned and operated by Zuffa, LLC, headquartered in Las Vegas and with offices in London, Toronto and Beijing, UFC produces more than 30 live events annually and is the largest Pay-Per-View event provider in the world. UFC programming, including the company’s famed The Ultimate Fighter® series, is distributed on the FOX Network and PPV in the United States and on Rede Globo and the Combate Channel in Brazil.
In addition to its reach on FOX, UFC programming is broadcast in over 149 countries and territories, to nearly one billion homes worldwide, in 20different languages. The UFC also connects with tens of millions of fans through its website, UFC.com, as well as social media sites Facebook and Twitter. UFC President Dana White is considered one of the most accessible and followed executives in sports, with over two million followers on Twitter. Ancillary UFC businesses include best-selling DVDs, an internationally distributed magazine, UFC.TV offering live event broadcasts and video on demand around the world, the best-selling UFC Undisputed® video game franchise distributed by THQ, UFC GYM®, UFC Fight Club affinity program, UFC Fan Expo® festivals, branded apparel and trading cards.
Brazilian fans have access to exclusive content in Portuguese at UFC.com www.br.ufc.com, at facebook.com/UFCBrasil, and on Twitter @ufc_Brasil.