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UFC 94: ST-PIERRE vs. PENN 2 PRESS TOUR BEGINS TUESDAY

Las Vegas, NV (USA) – Toronto and Honolulu get ready, UFC® President Dana White is coming to town along with UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St-Pierre and UFC Lightweight Champion BJ Penn to formally announce UFC 94: ST-PIERRE vs. PENN 2 – the incredible rematch that fans have been waiting for. UFC 94, the battle for the World Welterweight Championship, will take place Saturday, January 31, 2009 live from MGM Grand Garden Arena.
Las Vegas, NV (USA) – Toronto and Honolulu get ready, UFC® President Dana White is coming to town along with UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St-Pierre and UFC Lightweight Champion BJ Penn to formally announce UFC 94: ST-PIERRE vs. PENN 2 – the incredible rematch that fans have been waiting for. UFC 94, the battle for the World Welterweight Championship, will take place Saturday, January 31, 2009 live from MGM Grand Garden Arena.

On Tuesday, November 18, St-Pierre, Penn and White will head to downtown Toronto for a public press conference and autograph signing at the Scotiabank Theatre Toronto (formerly Paramount Theatre). Doors will open at 9am ET and the press conference will start at 10am ET. Fans in attendance will receive UFC T-shirts, and immediately following the press conference, St-Pierre and Penn will sign autographs from 11am to 1pm ET. (Seating is limited; first come, first served).

On Friday, November 21, the trio will land on the Big Island and hit Honolulu for a public press conference and free viewing party at the Waikiki Shell. Doors will open at 4pm HT, with a live musical performance by J-Boog and Fiji talking place from 5 to 6pm HT. The press conference will begin at 6:15pm, followed by a free large-screen viewing from the Shell of classic St-Pierre and Penn fights. UFC T-shirts will be given free to the first 2,000 fans in attendance.

In March 2006, top welterweights Georges St-Pierre and BJ Penn fought for the division’s No. 1 contender spot. St-Pierre earned a razor-thin split decision and a shot at the Ultimate Fighting Championship® welterweight title. Now the two are about to do it again. But this time, there’s much more at stake.

UFC lightweight champion BJ Penn looks to become the first fighter in history to hold two UFC championships at the same time when he faces Georges St-Pierre for the UFC welterweight championship at UFC 94: ST-PIERRE VS. PENN 2.

Tickets for UFC 94: ST-PIERRE VS. PENN 2 priced at $750, $500, $300, $200, $100 and $50, are on sale now. Tickets are available at the MGM Grand Garden Arena box office, all Ticketmaster locations, and by telephone at 800-929-1111 or 702-891-7777. Tickets also are available for purchase at ufc.com, www.mgmgrand.com or www.ticketmaster.com.

About The Ultimate Fighting Championship®

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