Tickets for UFC 82: “Pride of a Champion” will go on-sale to UFC Fight Club Members Thursday December 27th according to MMA News. UFC 82 will take place on March 1st at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio.
The event will be the second event held in Columbus and the third Ohio UFC event in less than a year. In March the UFC held UFC 68 in Columbus featuring with UFC 68, highlighted by Randy Couture leaving retirement to capture the promotion’s Heavyweight Title. In October the promotion returned to hold UFC 77 in Cincinnati which was headlined by Anderson Silva’s successful title defense against Rich Franklin.
UFC 82 will again be headlined by Silva who will take on PRIDE Champion Dan Henderson for the UFC Middleweight Title. Other confirmed bouts include Josh Koscheck vs. Dustin Hazelett and Jorge Gurgel vs. John Halverson. Evan Tanner, Jon Fitch, and Travis Lutter are also expected to fight at the event.
UFC Fight Club Members can get their hands on tickets through Ticketmaster.com on December 27th beginning at 10am EST.
Information regarding public ticket sales and the traditional newsletter pre-sale have yet to be disclosed but we will pass along all ticket-related news as soon as it is released.