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Monday, 10/10/2011, 09:20 am

UFC 140 Main Card Set, Tickets For Event On Sale Thursday


UFC officials have put together a five-fight main card for their Dec. 10 pay-per-view event in Toronto Canada and tickets for it go on sale this week.

UFC 140 is set to take place in Toronto on December 10 from the Air Canada Centre. A light-heavyweight title fight between current champ Jon Jones and former champ, Lyoto Machida will serve as the evening’s main event, live on pay-per-view.

In addition to the headlining bout between Jones and Machida, UFC fans will enjoy a heavyweight clash between Frank Mir and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, a light-heavyweight bout between Tito Ortiz and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, a welterweight bout between Rory MacDonald and Brian Ebersole and a featherweight attraction between Mark Hominick and “The Korean Zombie” on the evenings main card.

Tickets for the event go on sale this Thursday at 10 a.m. ET for UFC Fight club members. UFC.com e-newsletter subscribers can jump in on the pre-sale action the following day at 10 a.m. ET and the general public can gain access to tickets sales this Saturday, Oct. 15 at 10 a.m. ET.

With the main card set the UFC 140 card currently looks as follows:


MAIN CARD:
(Pay-per-view)
• Champ Jon Jones vs. Lyoto Machida (for light-heavyweight title)
• Frank Mir vs. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira
• Antonio Rogerio Nogueira vs. Tito Ortiz
• Brian Ebersole vs. Rory MacDonald
• Mark Hominick vs. Chan Sung Jung

PRELIMINARY CARD:
• Igor Pokrajac vs. Krzysztof Soszynski
• Dennis Hallman vs. John Makdessi
• Rich Attonito vs. Claude Patrick
• Mark Bocek vs. Nik Lentz
• John Cholish vs. Mitch Clarke


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8 Comments to UFC 140 Main Card Set, Tickets For Event On Sale Thursday

  1. Brandon says:

    Why put Jones and Machida there when Mir, Tito, and The Nogueira brothers can sell out the whole arena?

  2. El Charlie says:

    Jones/Machida: One of the most anticipated matchups requested is now a reality. Personally I think Machida poses the biggest threat to Jones other than Rampage’s k.o power but that is now a thing of the past. Machida’s elusivenes and counter attack is something that should keep Jones on his toes for about a round maybe 2 but no more. It’ll take him a bit to get Machida’s timing down but when he does he’ll either shoot for a takedown or keep him away with his range. Due to Machida’s style though I think we’ll find Jones back in his usual routine of being the aggressor. After all aggression is the reason why he’s lost the only 2 fights in his career. Don’t expect Machida to be to conservative though. The key to him clipping Jones is by being quick and unpredictable which he’s very good at. At the end of the day though I think Jones still has the edge. 5th round k.o/submission.

    Big Nog/Mir: It’ll be a chess match with these two. We might see Noguiera brawl a bit in this one until he either gets k.o’d or it hits the ground. Whoever’s quicker to the transition then, shall become victorious.

    Lil Nog/Ortiz: I think its safe to say that Tito will always have a place in the ufc after getting on Dana’s good side. For that reason I don’t care if he wins or loses but just for a quick overview. His striking isn’t much of a threat to Lil Nog unless he lands a one in a million shot like he did against Bader. His only hope in this match is his wrestling and even then he runs a risk of getting submitted by a world class jiu jitsu practitioner. Nevertheless you can never count Tito out. He’ll keep fighting until that bell rings. Lil Nog by UD.

    You can say i’m bored. You can say no one needs my input but just thought I’d throw it out there anyway. Thoughts anyone? I’d like some serious input as well so if you have nothing knowledgeable to add, please don’t bother.

  3. D'el Taylor says:

    To make one damn good card that’s why!

    • El Charlie says:

      Exactly. That card has sold out written all over it. Without that main event, I’d be rather skeptical about ppv ratings. From a businessman perspective, its genious.

  4. Do You See... says:

    …the prices of the event and PPV going up soon? I know the PPV has increased since 2009, but to me it seems the UFC is loading up all the cards now because of the Fox deal and the potential it has to increasing the popularity of MMA. More interest=more PPVs=more sellouts leads to higher prices leads to more $$$$$ for the UFC (all the while the fighters are stuck in the contract they signed 1, 2, or 3 fights ago.

  5. MFbrian88 says:

    Mir by TKO. Machida by knees to the face via clinch =], 2nd round, 3rd minute.

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