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UFC announces closed-circuit viewing of UFC 168 at MGM’s Marquee Ballroom in Vegas

The MGM Grand Hotel and Casino will host a live closed-circuit telecast of UFC® 168: WEIDMAN vs. SILVA 2 from the Marquee Ballroom on Saturday, Dec. 28. Newly-crowned UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman and former champion Anderson Silva will meet again in what many have called the most highly anticipated rematch in UFC history.

In addition, viewers will have the chance to witness the women’s bantamweight title rematch between bitter rivals Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate.

Also, attendants will have the opportunity to watch three additional main card bouts and the Fox Sports 1 preliminary card. Doors for this unique viewing experience will open at 4 p.m. PT with the live action kicking off at 5 p.m. PT.

Tickets for the UFC 168: WEIDMAN vs. SILVA 2 closed circuit-viewing are on sale now and are priced at $60. Tickets will also be available at all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at www.mgmgrand.com or www.ticketmaster.com. Ticket prices do not include applicable service charges.

UFC 168: WEIDMAN vs. SILVA 2, presented by Bud Light®, will also be available live on Pay-Per-View at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT on Saturday, Dec. 28 on UFC.TV®, iN DEMAND, DirecTV, DISH Network, Avail-TVN, and in Canada on BellTV, Shaw Communications, Sasktel, and Viewer’s Choice Canada.

All bouts live and subject to change. Visit UFC.com for more information.

About the Ultimate Fighting Championship®
Universally recognized for its action-packed, can’t-miss events that have sold out some of the biggest arenas and stadiums across the globe, the UFC® is the world’s premier mixed martial arts (MMA) organization. Owned and operated by Zuffa, LLC, headquartered in Las Vegas and with offices in London, Toronto, Sao Paulo, Beijing and Singapore, UFC produces more than 30 live events annually and is the largest pay-per-view event provider in the world. In 2012, the UFC burst into the mainstream with a landmark seven-year broadcast agreement with FOX Sports Media Group. The agreement includes four live events broadcast on the FOX network annually, with additional fight cards and thousands of hours of programming broadcast on FOX properties FOX Sports 1 and FOX Sports 2. This also includes the longest-running sports reality show on television, The Ultimate Fighter®, which airs on FOX Sports 1.

In addition to its reach on FOX, UFC programming is broadcast in over 145 countries and territories, to nearly 882 million TV households worldwide, in 28 different languages. UFC content is also distributed commercially in the United States to bars and restaurants through Joe Hand Promotions, in English throughout Canada via Premium Sports Broadcasting Inc. and Australia via Main Event and in French throughout Quebec via Interbox. The UFC also connects with tens of millions of fans through its website, UFC.com, as well as social media sites Facebook and Twitter. UFC President Dana White is considered one of the most accessible and followed executives in sports, with nearly 2.7 million followers on Twitter. Ancillary UFC businesses include best-selling DVDs and video games, an internationally distributed magazine, UFC.TV® offering live event broadcasts and video on demand around the world, a new franchise in development with EA, UFC GYM®, UFC Fight Club® affinity program, UFC Fan Expo® festivals, branded apparel and trading cards.

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Coming up next: UFC 168: Weidman vs. Silva is LIVE on PPV at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT on Saturday, December 28, from Las Vegas . . .  Click here for more




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