UFC News: UFC 134 Sells out in Near-Record Time
UFC 134 is the first event that Zuffa has thrown in Brazil since 1998
If fans in Brazil wanted a ticket for UFC 134 in August, they didn't have much of a chance. It took just 74 minutes for the entire event to be sold out. The fights will take place at the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro. UFC president Dana White announced that 16,752 tickets would go on sale and that they wouldn't last long. Looks like the president was right.
Two of the biggest names, Anderson Silva and Shogun Rua are scheduled to fight on the card. Rua will get a rematch against Forrest Griffin and Silva will defend his middleweight belt against Yushin Okami, the last man to beat him. Another superstar, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, will face Brendan Schaub in the main-card.
These are not the only Brazilians on the card. In fact, every fight has a Brazilian featured. This helped the card sell out very fast. It is unbelievable to think that this event didn't break the UFC record for fastest sell-out.
UFC 134 came close to a record. Last April, UFC 115 sold out in 30 minutes. That event happened to be the first UFC event held in British Columbia. Vancouver was eager and obviously it showed. I do not know if that record will ever be broken.
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