UFC International Fight Features Two Events Including Two World Title Fights July 7-8

Featuring:
 (C) AMANDA NUNES vs (#1) VALENTINA SHEVCHENKO
(C) CODY GARBRANDT vs (#2) TJ DILLASHAW
(#2) ROBBIE LAWLER vs (#8) COWBOY CERRONE
(#6) MICHAEL JOHNSON vs JUSTIN GAETHJE
 
TICKETS FOR UFC® 213 AND
THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER®: REDEMPTION FINALE
AT T-MOBILE ARENA ON SALE FRIDAY, MAY 19

LAS VEGAS (May 17, 2017) - Fans from around the globe will once again converge upon Las Vegas in July for International Fight Week, the biggest week of the year for UFC®. July 5 through 8 will see two events including THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER®: REDEMPTION FINALE on Friday, July 7 and the star-studded UFC® 213 on Saturday, July 8. Both events take place at T-Mobile Arena. The week will also play host to autograph signings, meet and greets and the UFC Hall of Fame induction ceremony.
 
In the main event of THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER®: REDEMPTION FINALE, No. 6 lightweight Michael Johnson (18-11, fighting out of Boca Raton, Fla.) welcomes one of the most exciting fighters in MMA, Justin Gaethje (17-0, fighting out of Arvada, Colo.). Johnson, the last man to defeat No. 2 lightweight Tony Ferguson, has some of the quickest hands, causing matchup problems for any opponent who stands in front of him. The undefeated Gaethje makes his Octagon debut after long being considered the top lightweight outside the UFC. He has 14 knockouts in 17 career wins and looks to vault to the top of the 155-pound division with a victory over a perennial contender in Johnson.
 
Women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes (14-4, fighting out of Miami, Fla.) looks to continue her path of destruction through the division when she collides with No. 1 Valentina Shevchenko (14-2, fighting out of Houston, Texas) in a rematch of their 2016 bout. Nunes has recorded wins over two of the sport’s pioneers in Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate in her last two bouts – both first-round finishes. With 13 finishes in 14 career victories, Nunes is one of the most powerful women in MMA, but she will need to use her diverse skillset to counter the world-class striking of Shevchenko. Owner of a 67-3 professional kickboxing record, Shevchenko is one of the most polished strikers in the UFC. Her only loss inside the Octagon® came at the hands of Nunes and Shevchenko hopes to avenge that loss and capture UFC gold.
 
In what may be one of the biggest grudge matches in UFC history, bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt (11-0, fighting out of Sacramento, Calif.) takes on arch nemesis and former champion, No. 2 TJ Dillashaw (15-3, fighting out of Denver, Colo.). The undefeated Garbrandt is coming off a career-best performance against one of the most dominant champions in the sport, Dominick Cruz. The win cemented him atop the 135-pound division and showed that Garbrandt is more than just a power puncher. His matchup with Dillashaw is personal, as the two used to train together at Team Alpha Male in Sacramento, so he looks to not only defend his world title, but keep bragging rights in California. Dillashaw, who has seemingly endless stamina, comes from a wrestling background and has developed into one of the most well-rounded competitors in the division. With wins over the likes of Renan Barao, John Lineker and Raphael Assuncao, he’s proven that he can compete with the best of the best.
 
THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER®: REDEMPTION FINALE Additional bouts:

  • In a battle of top lightweight prospects, knockout artist Marc Diakiese (12-0, fighting out of Manchester, England) collides with powerful Drakkar Klose (6-0-1, fighting out of Glendale, Ariz.)
  • No. 15 light heavyweight Jared Cannonier (9-2, fighting out of Anchorage, Alaska) meets heavy-handed Canadian Steve Bosse (12-2, fighting out of St-Jean Sur Richelieu, Quebec)
  • Additional bouts for The Ultimate Fighter Finale can be found here.
UFC 213 Additional bouts:
  • Former welterweight champion, No. 2 Robbie Lawler (27,11, 1 NC, fighting out of Coconut Creek, Fla.) meets fan-favorite, No. 8 “Cowboy” Cerrone (32-8, 1 NC, fighting out of Albuquerque, N.M.)
  • Top-ranked heavyweight Fabricio Werdum (21-6-1, fighting out of Los Angeles, Calif.) meets MMA legend Alistair Overeem (42-15, 1NC, fighting out of Amsterdam, The Netherlands) in a trilogy bout
  • Former lightweight kingpin Anthony Pettis (19-6, fighting out of Milwaukee, Wisc.) returns to the division he once reigned over when he meets crafty veteran Jim Miller (28-9, 1 NC, fighting out of Sparta, N.J.)
  • Additional bouts for UFC 213 can be found here.
For the latest information on additional bouts for these events, please visit www.ufc.com. All bouts live and subject to change.
Visit the UFC® Press Portal for information and content to support your UFC coverage.
 
UFC® 213 will air live on pay-per-view at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT on Saturday, July 8 with the prelims kicking off the evening on FS1 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT and on UFC FIGHT PASS® at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT.
 
Tickets for THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER®: REDEMPTION FINALE go on sale Friday, May 19 at 12 p.m. PT and are priced at $175, $100, $75 and $50 (prices do not include applicable service charges and handling fees). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000.

UFC Fight Club® members will have the opportunity to purchase tickets Wednesday, May 17 at 12 p.m. PT via the website www.ufcfightclub.com. A special Internet ticket pre-sale will be available to UFC newsletter subscribers Thursday, May 18 starting at 12 p.m. PT. To access this presale, users must register for the UFC newsletter through UFC.com.
 
Tickets for UFC® 213 go on sale Friday, May 19 at 10 a.m. PT and are priced at $600, $300, $200, $150, $90 and $75 (prices do not include applicable service charges and handling fees). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000.
UFC Fight Club® members will have the opportunity to purchase tickets Wednesday, May 17 at 10 a.m. PT via the website www.ufcfightclub.com. A special Internet ticket pre-sale will be available to UFC newsletter subscribers Thursday, May 18 starting at 10 a.m. PT. To access this presale, users must register for the UFC newsletter through UFC.com.
 
About UFC®
UFC® is a premium global sports brand and the largest pay-per-view event provider in the world. Acquired in 2016 by global sports, entertainment and fashion leader, WME | IMG, together with strategic partners Silver Lake Partners and KKR, UFC is headquartered in Las Vegas with a network of employees around the world. UFC produces more than 40 live events annually that consistently sell out some of the most prestigious arenas around the globe, while programming is broadcast in over 152 countries and territories to more than 1.1 billion TV households worldwide in 35 different languages. UFC FIGHT PASS®, a digital subscription service, delivers exclusive live events, thousands of fights on-demand and original content to fans around the world. For more information, visit UFC.com and follow UFC at Facebook.com/UFC, Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram: @UFC.
 
About T-Mobile Arena
T-Mobile Arena, the new 20,000-seat venue located on the Las Vegas Strip between New York-New York and Monte Carlo, opened April 6, 2016. The arena hosts more than 100 events annually including major headline entertainment, awards shows, UFC, boxing, basketball and other sporting events, family shows and special events.  This fall T-Mobile Arena will welcome the Vegas Golden Knights, a National Hockey League expansion team and the city’s first professional sports team. The city’s newest landmark features 50 luxury suites, more than two dozen private loge boxes, complete broadcast facilities, and other specially designed exclusive hospitality offerings and fan amenities destined to create a guest experience second to none. Toshiba Plaza, an adjacent two-acre outdoor entertainment space, features performance stages, a variety of video screens and other interactive content and display areas. Industry-leading architect Populous designed T-Mobile Arena to meet the U.S. Green Building Council’s standards for LEED® Gold Certification. T-Mobile Arena is a privately funded joint venture between AEG and MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM).  For more information, visit the T-Mobile Arena website at www.t-mobilearena.com.
 
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