The UFC announced today that it will be holding a special press conference prior to UFC 168 on Saturday, December 28 at 6:00pm/3:00pm ETPT.
UFC 168 features two rematches between middleweight champion Chris Weidman and Anderson Silva and between women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate. The first preliminary bout is set to begin at 7pm/4pm ETPT, and the press conference will take place one hour beforehand.
Given the standard press conferences held in the days leading up to a fight and immediately after the event, it is quite rare for an organization to hold a press event immediately prior to the start of a live event. It stands to reason that the UFC will be making a fairly important announcement.
With recent rumors regarding Brock Lesnar’s return to the UFC, there are many fans hoping the press conference will welcome the former UFC heavyweight champion back into the MMA world.
More than likely, given the timing of the press conference, the announcement could pertain to UFC 168 and/or one of the event’s fighters.
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