Tickets On Sale This Week For UFC 153 In Brazil; Main Card Complete
The Ultimate Fighting Championship held a press conference on Tuesday to formally announced UFC 153 for October 13 at the HSBC Arena.
UFC featherweight champion José Aldo, No.1 contender Erik Koch, co-main event middleweight Vitor Belfort, Glover Teixeira and ‘Rampage’ Jackson spent time with Brazilian media and posed for a photoshoot at “Arcos da Lapa”, one of the city’s most iconic landmarks, ahead of the organization’s third event in Rio.
UFC 153 will be the fourth Brazilian UFC event in just over a year and will be headlined by UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo (21-1-0) colliding with fellow WEC vet Erik Koch (13-1-0). In the co-main event Brazilian power puncher Vitor Belfort (21-9-0) faces off against the dangerous Alan Belcher (17-5-0) in a middleweight battle and, in a special attraction at light heavyweight, one of the biggest names in mixed martial arts history – twice-over world champion ‘Rampage’ Jackson (32-9-0) – takes on the challenge of the feared Brazilian contender Glover Teixeira (18-2-0).
Brazilian welterweights Erick Silva (14-2-0, 1NC) and Demian Maia (16-4-0) round out the main card, taking on former UFC title challenger Jon Fitch and Rick Story, respectively.
Tickets for UFC 153: Aldo vs. Koch go on sale Thursday August 23, at 7 p.m. ET and are priced at: Stands (R$ 275); Special Seats (R$ 850); Premiere Seats (R$ 1.800), Premiere Octagon (R$ 1.800). Fans from around the world can purchase tickets online at www.ticketsforfun.com.br.
Jose Aldo (champ) vs. Erik Koch - UFC featherweight title bout
Vitor Belfort vs. Alan Belcher
Quinton "Rampage" Jackson vs. Glover Teixeira
Jon Fitch vs. Erick Silva
Demian Maia vs. Rick Story
Rony Jason vs. Sam Sicilia
Gabriel Gonzaga vs. Geronimo dos Santos
Diego Brandao vs. Joey Gambino
Francisco Trinaldo vs. Gleison Tibau
Sergio Moraes vs. Renee Forte
Luiz Cane vs. Chris Camozzi
Cristiano Marcello vs. Reza Madadi