UFC Welterweight Champion Matt Serra won't at home in Long Island, N.Y., on December 29 drowning his sorrows because of missing the opportunity to finally beat up the "jerk" he has coached against throughout this season of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF), Matt Hughes.
Nope, "The Terror" will take in the pay-per-view (PPV) event with fans at Madison Square Garden (MSG). It's more than likely the last place he wants to be -- Serra was booked to defend his 170-pound title against Hughes during the main event of New Year's Eve weekend card.
However, he had to withdraw at the 'enth hour because of an injury to his back sustained while training.
Serra will be on-hand for a question and answer session for those who attend at 8:30 p.m. ET. UFC Fight Club members will also get access to an exclusive autograph session with the welterweight winner of TUF 4. To become a fight club member click here.
The fights will be beamed on big screens at the usual 10 p.m. PPV show time. There is a $30 admission charge, which is actually $10 less than ordering it at home. In addition, you can save $5 if you purchase a ticket prior to December 22.
Not a bad deal. For more details regarding tickets to the event at MSG click here.
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