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In anticipation of what promises to be one of the most historic events in UFC history, UFC 129: ST-PIERRE VS. SHIELDS on April 30th, the Ultimate Fighting Championship announced today it will host a press conference and free fan event at Rogers Centre on Tuesday, February 8th. UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St-Pierre and Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo will be joined by No. 1 contenders Jake Shields and Mark Hominick, along with UFC President Dana White and Canadian Director of Operations Tom Wright, for a press conference at 1 p.m. ET followed by a special Q&A period and autograph session for fans from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. ET.
Fans will have the opportunity to speak directly with White, Wright, and St-Pierre in a one-hour Q&A session from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. on February 8th. Canadian fighters and Toronto area natives Sean Pierson and Claude Patrick will join Shields, Aldo, and Hominick for an autograph session earlier that day, beginning once doors open at 4 p.m. (Please note – this event is on a first-come, first-serve basis – one autograph per person. Gate 9A entry).
Tickets for UFC 129: ST-PIERRE VS. SHIELDS, presented by TapouT, go on sale to the public on Saturday, February 12th at 10 a.m. ET. Members of UFCwill have the first chance to buy tickets on Thursday, February 10th at 10 a.m. ET, followed by UFC newsletter subscribers on Friday, February 11th at 10 a.m. ET. Fans can sign up for the UFC Fight Club at www.ufcfightclub.com .
Tickets range from $300 to $800 on the floor and from $50 to $225 in the stands and can be purchased at all Ticketmaster locations and at Rogers Centre Box Office – Gate 9. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at 1-855-985-5000. Tickets also are available for purchase at www.ticketmaster.ca .
Approximately 40,000 tickets will be made available to UFC fans, with close to 25% under $100.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
UFC PRESS CONFERENCE
WHEN: Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011 – 1:00 p.m. ET
WHERE: Rogers Centre, Toronto – Gate 9 entrance off Bremner Blvd.
WHO: UFC President Dana White, Director of Canadian Operations Tom Wright, UFC fighters Georges St-Pierre, Jose Aldo, Jake Shields, Mark Hominick, Claude Patrick, and Sean Pierson
NOTE: While the press conference is not open to the public, it will be carried live on Rogers Sportsnet and streamed online at UFC.com.
FREE FAN EVENT – Q&A AND AUTOGRAPH SIGNING
WHEN: Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011 – Doors and autographs at 4 p.m., Q&A from 5-6 p.m. ET
WHERE: Rogers Centre, Toronto – Gate 9A entrance off Bremner Blvd.
WHO: Q&A: Dana White, Tom Wrigh,t and Georges St-Pierre
Autograph session: Jose Aldo, Jake Shields, Mark Hominick, Claude Patrick, and Sean Pierson