The UFC® makes its debut in the province of Saskatchewan on Sunday, August 23 at the SaskTel Centre in Saskatoon. UFC FIGHT NIGHT™: HOLLOWAY vs. OLIVEIRA will feature a five-round main event pitting two of the top featherweights as fifth-ranked Max Holloway (13-3, fighting out of Waianae, Hawaii, USA) takes on seventh-ranked Charles Oliveira (20-4, 1NC, fighting out of Houston, Texas, USA by way of Sao Paulo, Brazil) in a bout that could determine the division’s next title contender. Tickets for UFC FIGHT NIGHT™: HOLLOWAY vs. OLIVEIRA go on sale to the general public on Friday, June 26 at 10 a.m. CT.
an impressive six-fight win streak (including three knockouts and two
submissions), Holloway has made the leap from touted prospect to
dangerous contender. Meanwhile, victorious in his last four outings,
Oliveira now sits at fourth place for most submissions in UFC history
with seven (mixed martial arts legend Royce Gracie still holds the
record with 10). Not only are there potential title implications in this
bout, but both Holloway and Oliveira are currently tied with Dustin
Poirier and Chad Mendes for the most finishes in the UFC’s featherweight
division. An emphatic victory for either competitor will establish a
new benchmark for the weight class. With these two skilled finishers
lined up, Saskatoon fans are in for an explosive main event.
Additional bouts for UFC FIGHT NIGHT™: HOLLOWAY vs. OLIVEIRA will be announced in the coming weeks.
and Oliveira will join Tom Wright, UFC Executive Vice-President and
General Manager for Canada, Australia and New Zealand, at a press
conference at the SaskTel Centre (3515 Thatcher Ave, Saskatoon, SK S7R
1C4) on the arena floor on Wednesday, June 24 at 10:30 a.m. CT. Media
check in will begin at 10:00 a.m. Please enter through the Rock102
*This event is free and open to the public and will include a fan autograph signing after the press conference.
for UFC FIGHT NIGHT™: HOLLOWAY vs. OLIVEIRA go on sale Friday, June 26
at 10 a.m. CT and are available at all Ticketmaster outlets,
Ticketmaster.ca and the SaskTel Centre box office. Ticket prices will be
available soon. Ticket sales are limited to eight per person.
Fight Club® members will have the opportunity to purchase tickets to
this event Wednesday, June 24 at 10 a.m. CT via the website
www.ufcfightclub.com and are limited to six per person. A special
Internet ticket pre-sale will be available to UFC newsletter subscribers
Thursday, June 25 starting at 10 a.m. CT with a limit of eight per
person. To access this presale, users must register for the UFC
newsletter through UFC.com.
Since 2008, the UFC has hosted 18
events in Canada with each experiencing tremendous success.
Collectively, the 18 events have seen more than 330,000 fans in
attendance and millions worldwide watching on pay-per-view and broadcast
television. The seven host cities to date – Calgary, Halifax, Montreal,
Toronto, Vancouver, Winnipeg and Quebec City – have had a cumulative
gross gate of more than $60M and millions more in economic impact. UFC
events have set single-day event gate records in four Canadian venues:
Calgary’s Scotiabank Saddledome (UFC 149), Montreal’s Bell Centre (UFC
124), Toronto’s Rogers Centre (UFC 129) and Winnipeg’s MTS Centre (UFC