Monday, June 15, 2015

UFC Making Its First Saskatchewan Appearance This Summer

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.

Currently riding 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.
Holloway 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 entrance.

*This event is free and open to the public and will include a fan autograph signing after the press conference.

Tickets 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, and the SaskTel Centre box office. Ticket prices will be available soon. Ticket sales are limited to eight per person.

UFC Fight Club® members will have the opportunity to purchase tickets to this event Wednesday, June 24 at 10 a.m. CT via the website 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

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 161).


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Anonymous said...

Are Brittany and Arianny coming? That's worth the price of admission alone!


Anonymous said...

That main event isn't exactly glamourous, but you know the place will be packed. I hope it is at least or it could be a one and done.

Anonymous said...

I've been waiting for this news for a while. Count me in!

Anonymous said...

To anon talking about a one and done. Don't worry, the rest of Saskatchewan along with Manitoba and Alberta make up for what is a usual lack of support for a Saskatoon sporting event!

Anonymous said...

Scruffy, can I wear my Riders jersey to this event?