FIRST-EVER PUBLIC GATHERING OF ALL SEVEN UFC® CHAMPIONS SET FOR TORONTO
A Truly Unique Media and Fan Experience Set for Friday, April 29 at 3:15 p.m. ET at Ricoh Coliseum
Las Vegas, Nevada –The biggest weekend in the history of the Ultimate Fighting Championship® and the sport of mixed martial arts will now feature another truly memorable event. For the first-time ever, all seven UFC® world champions will gather for a presentation at the Ricoh Coliseum in Toronto on Friday, April 29 at 3:15 p.m. ET. The event brings together the “Super 7” reigning UFC champions for a truly unique media and fan experience.
UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz, featherweight champion Jose Aldo, lightweight champion Frankie Edgar, welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre, middleweight champion Anderson Silva, light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez will take part in a media photo opportunity and participate in a special presentation on stage.
“We wanted to give fans a truly once-in-a-lifetime chance to see all seven UFC champions gathered together and we couldn’t think of a better place to do it than in Toronto,” UFC President Dana White said. “The entire week is going to be crazy. From the community events to the Fan Expo to 55,000 people at Rogers Centre for UFC 129, I am really looking forward to taking over the city of Toronto.”
The “Super 7” presentation will be streamed live on UFC.com. It will be immediately followed by weigh-ins for UFC® 129 at 4 p.m. ET.
UFC® 129: ST-PIERRE vs. SHIELDS, which is presented by TapouT®, is the first major mixed martial arts event to ever be held in Ontario. The event doubles the largest gate and attendance records in UFC history and is also the largest single-day event gate in the history of Rogers Centre, which has played home to some of the world’s top entertainment and sporting events.
UFC® 129: ST-PIERRE vs. SHIELDS will be available live on Pay-Per-View at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT on UFC.tv, iN DEMAND, DirecTV, DISH Network, Avail-TVN, BellTV, Shaw Communications, Sasktel, and Viewer’s Choice Canada for a suggested retail price of $44.99 US/$49.99 CAN for Standard Definition and $54.99 US/$59.99 CAN for High Definition.
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