Good news for all you last-minute Louies.
If you're heading out to Vegas and want to catch the UFC 126: "Silva vs. Belfort" event but don't have the means (or the finances) to score tickets, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) today announced a closed circuit viewing party inside the Mandalay Bay on Feb. 5 to accommodate fight fans as the event gets closer to selling out.
Tickets for the closed circuit viewing party are $50 and 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 will be headlined by middleweight champion Anderson Silva, defending his world title against fellow Brazilian Vitor Belfort. Up-and-coming light heavyweights Ryan Bader and Jon Jones will also hook 'em up in a battle that could determine the next division contender.
And 205-pound veterans and former champions Rich Franklin and Forrest Griffin will collide in what promises to be an action-packed showdown on the televised pay-per-view (PPV) card.
Here is the current UFC 126 fight card:
205 lbs.: Forrest Griffin vs. Rich Franklin
170 lbs.: Jake Ellenberger vs. Carlos Eduardo Rocha
205 lbs.: Ryan Bader vs. Jon Jones
135 lbs.: Antonio Banuelos vs. Miguel Torres
Undercard (May not be broadcast):
155 lbs.: Paul Kelly vs. Donald Cerrone
145 lbs.: Chad Mendes vs. Michihiro Omigawa
155 lbs.: Gabe Ruediger vs. Paul Taylor
135 lbs.: Demetrious Johnson vs. Norifumi "Kid" Yamamoto
205 lbs.: Kyle Kingsbury vs. Ricardo Romero
170 lbs.: Mike Pierce vs. Kenny Robertson
Remember that MMAmania.com will provide LIVE blow-by-blow, round-by-round coverage of UFC 126, beginning with the PPV telecast at 10 p.m. ET on Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011. In addition, we will deliver up-to-the-minute quick results of all the under card action much earlier on fight night.
It's going to be a fun night of fights so don't miss it. And remember to check us out for all the pre, during and post-fight UFC 126 coverage you can handle.