Vancouver, Canada – UFC® announced today No.3 ranked welterweight contender Demian Maia (23-6, fighting out of Sao Paulo, Brazil) will battle No.5 ranked Carlos Condit (30-8, fighting out of Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA) in the main event of UFC FIGHT NIGHT MAIA vs. CONDIT at Vancouver’s Rogers Arena on Saturday, August 27. The two were originally slated to meet at UFC 202®: DIAZ vs. MCGREGOR 2 on August 20.
Tickets for UFC FIGHT NIGHT®: MAIA vs. CONDIT go on sale to the general public Friday, July 22 at 10 a.m. PT and are priced at $203.60, $149.05, $121.65, $110.15, $93.25 and $66.35 (includes all taxes, venue and credit card fees per ticket). Tickets will be available at Rogers Arena box office, all Ticketmaster outlets, by phone at 1-855-985-5000, or online at www.ticketmaster.ca. Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person.
UFC Fight Club® members will have the opportunity to purchase tickets on Wednesday, July 20 at 10 a.m. PT via the website www.ufcfightclub.com. A special Internet ticket pre-sale will be available to UFC newsletter subscribers on Thursday, July 21 at 10 a.m. PT. To access this presale, users must register for the UFC newsletter through UFC.com.
A former UFC middleweight championship challenger, Maia is currently on the most dominant run of his career. The decorated Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt has won five consecutive bouts, besting Matt Brown, Gunnar Nelson, Neil Magny, Ryan LaFlare and Alexander Yakovlev during this streak. A victory over former UFC interim champion Condit sends an emphatic message to the stacked 170-pound division.
Following a razor-thin split decision loss to welterweight champion Robbie Lawler in January, Condit aims to get back in the title hunt by dispatching Maia in impressive fashion. A dynamic and versatile striker, with a slick submission game of his own, Condit holds spectacular victories against Thiago Alves, Martin Kampmann, Nick Diaz, Dong Hyun Kim and Dan Hardy. He will also be returning to Rogers Arena, where he dramatically stopped Rory MacDonald in 2010.
Also confirmed for UFC FIGHT NIGHT: MAIA vs. CONDIT:
• Former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis (18-5, fighting out of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA) makes his featherweight debut against No.7 ranked contender Charles Oliveira (21-5 1NC, fighting out of Houston, Texas, USA by way of Sao Paulo, Brazil)
• No.10-ranked strawweight contender Paige VanZant (6-2, fighting out of Sacramento, California, USA) returns against Bec Rawlings (7-4, fighting out of Brisbane, Australia)
• Lightweight veterans Jim Miller (26-8 1NC, fighting out of Sparta, New Jersey, USA) and Joe Lauzon (26-12, fighting out of Bridgewater, Massachusetts, USA) meet in a rematch of one of 2012’s most exciting fights
• The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America 2 winner Enrique Barzola (12-2-1, fighting out of Lima, Peru) faces Kyle Bochniak (6-1, fighting out of Boston, USA) in a featherweight contest.
• The Ultimate Fighter Nations victor Chad Laprise (11-2, fighting out of Montreal, Canada) battles Thibault Gouti (11-2, fighting out of Avignon, France) in a lightweight bout
• Middleweight Sam Alvey (27-8 1NC, fighting out of Temecula, California, USA) makes his third appearance in just over two months against Kevin Casey (9-4-1 1NC, fighting out of Hawthorne, California, USA)
• Canadian lightweight Shane Campbell (12-5, fighting out of Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada) fights debuting Felipe Silva (7-0, fighting out of Juiz de Fora, Minas Gerais, Brazil)
• In a clash of debuting Canadian middleweights, Ryan Janes (8-1, fighting out of Victoria, Canada) locks horns with Adam Hunter (7-1, fighting out of Fredericton, Canada)
• Garreth McLellan (13-4, fighting out of Sunninghill, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa) takes on Alessio Di Chirico (9-1, fighting out of Rome, Italy) in a middleweight tilt
UFC FIGHT NIGHT® will air live on FOX in the United States at 8 p.m. ET/ 5 p.m. PT on Saturday, August 27 with the prelims kicking off the evening on FOX at 6 p.m. ET/ 3 p.m. PT. In Canada, the main card will be broadcast on CTV Two and RDS2 in Quebec, while the prelims will be on TSN2 and RDS2.
Since 2008, the UFC has staged 20 events in the Great White North, across nine different cities – Calgary, Halifax, Montreal, Ottawa, Quebec City, Saskatoon, Toronto, Vancouver and Winnipeg. UFC events have set single-day event gate records in five Canadian venues: Calgary’s Scotiabank Saddledome (UFC 149), Montreal’s Bell Centre (UFC 124), Ottawa’s The Arena at TD Place (UFC FIGHT NIGHT), Toronto’s Rogers Centre (UFC 129) and Winnipeg’s MTS Centre (UFC 161). UFC 129 on April 30, 2011 in Toronto also holds the record for largest gate in UFC history.