Las Vegas, Nev. (USA) – With a star-studded card featuring Ultimate Fighting Championship® middleweight champion Anderson “The Spider” Silva facing “The Phenom” Vitor Belfort, former® light heavyweight champion Forrest Griffin battling former middleweight champion Rich Franklin, and up-and-coming 205-pound stars Jon Jones and Ryan Bader squaring off, UFC 126: SILVA vs. BELFORT is nearing a sell-out.
To accommodate the great demand, UFC announced today that it will hold an official Closed Circuit viewing party in the Islander Ballroom at Mandalay Bay on Saturday, Feb. 5. With action inside the Mandalay Bay Events Center, as well as in the Islander Ballroom, the resort has now become the ultimate destination for fight fans on the biggest weekend in sports.
Tickets for the closed circuit viewing party are $50 and go on sale Tuesday, Jan. 18 at 10 a.m. PT. Tickets are available for purchase through Ticketmaster at www.ticketmaster.com, www.mandalaybay.com or the Mandalay Bay box office. Doors for the viewing party will open at 5 p.m. PT and the event will be shown live on big-screen monitors starting at 7 p.m. PT.
UFC® 126: SILVA vs. BELFORT, which is presented by Bud Light, will be available live on Pay-Per-View on Feb. 5 at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT on iN DEMAND, DirecTV, DISH Network, Avail-TVN, 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. UFC 126 will also be available on Pay-Per-View in Spanish in the United States.