UFC® DEBUTS AT THE ARENA AT GWINNETT CENTER WITH A BATTLE OF TOP 10 MIDDLEWEIGHTS
FIVE-ROUND MIDDLEWEIGHT MAIN EVENT
LUKE ROCKHOLD vs. COSTA PHILIPPOU
GEORGIA’S COLE MILLER TAKES ON SAM SICILIA
TICKETS FOR UFC® FIGHT NIGHT™: ROCKHOLD VS. PHILIPPOU
AT THE ARENA AT GWINNETT CENTER
ON SALE FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6
Las Vegas, Nev. – Top 10 UFC® middleweights take center stage when the Ultimate Fighting Championship® heads to The Arena at Gwinnett Center in Duluth, Ga. on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014. In the night’s main event, former STRIKEFORCE® middleweight champ and current No. 6 contender Luke Rockhold (10-2, fighting out of San Jose, Calif.) meets the ninth-ranked Costa Philippou (12-3, 1 NC, fighting out of Long Island, N.Y.) in a five-round bout.
Also on the card, Augusta, Ga. native Cole Miller (20-8, fighting out of Coconut, Creek, Fla.) returns to the Octagon® following his recent win to take on Sam Sicilia (12-3, fighting out of Spokane, Wash.) at featherweight.
The card will also feature exciting striker Lorenz Larkin (14-1, 1 NC, fighting out of Riverside, Calif.) against Brad Tavares (11-2, fighting out of Las Vegas, Nev.), who’s currently riding a four-fight win streak. The remainder of the card can be found at: www.ufc.com/event/ufc-fight-night-atlanta.
“Atlanta’s been home to two huge fight cards in the past and we’re bringing another one to the area on January 15,” UFC President Dana White said. “We’ve got the No. 6 UFC middleweight Luke Rockhold, who was a champion in STRIKEFORCE, taking on the ninth-ranked Costa Philippou, who’s got heavy hands and knockout power. We’re on an incredible hot streak of live events and the fans at Gwinnett Center can expect a great night of fights!”
Tickets for UFC® FIGHT NIGHT™: ROCKHOLD VS. PHILIPPOU go on sale Friday, Dec. 6 at 10 a.m. ET and are priced at $225, $125, $75, $50 and $40. Buy tickets at GwinnettCenter.com, The Arena at Gwinnett Center Box Office or by calling 1-888-9-AXS-TIX.
UFC Fight Club® members will have the opportunity to purchase tickets to this event Wednesday, Dec. 4 at 10 a.m. ET via the website www.ufcfightclub.com. A special Internet ticket pre-sale will be available to UFC newsletter subscribers Thursday, Dec. 5 starting at 10 a.m. ET. To access this presale, users must register for the UFC newsletter through UFC.com.
UFC® FIGHT NIGHT™: ROCKHOLD VS. PHILIPPOU airs Wednesday, Jan. 15 on FOX Sports 1 at 7 p.m. ET, with the prelims also airing on FOX Sports 1 at 5 p.m. ET.
All bouts live and subject to change.