UFC takes over Radio City Music Hall for UFC 111

Las Vegas, NV (USA) – UFC® 111: St-Pierre vs. Hardy, one of the most anticipated UFC® events ever, is officially sold out. Now, for everyone who wants to see Georges St-Pierre, Dan Hardy, Frank Mir and Shane Carwin live and in person, and watch this epic Ultimate Fighting Championship® event in New York, the UFC is taking over Radio City Music Hall and other sites in Manhattan to celebrate the UFC 111 mega-fight and deliver unprecedented access to the fighters getting ready to battle for world titles.

UFC® 111 IS OFFICIALLY SOLD OUT - UFC TAKES OVER RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL TO CELEBRATE MEGA-FIGHT

UFC to Hold UFC 111 Viewing Party and Press Conference Inside NYC Landmark

Las Vegas, NV (USA) – UFC® 111: St-Pierre vs. Hardy, one of the most anticipated UFC® events ever, is officially sold out. Now, for everyone who wants to see Georges St-Pierre, Dan Hardy, Frank Mir and Shane Carwin live and in person, and watch this epic Ultimate Fighting Championship® event in New York, the UFC is taking over Radio City Music Hall and other sites in Manhattan to celebrate the UFC 111 mega-fight and deliver unprecedented access to the fighters getting ready to battle for world titles.

Among the first of several planned events, UFC today officially announced it will stage a UFC 111 Viewing Party at the world famous Radio City Music Hall, presenting a closed-circuit screening of this historic fight card. Fight fans can watch all the action in High-Definition on Radio City Music Hall’s 70’ x 35’ screen, the largest screen to ever broadcast UFC® events.

“We are holding this viewing party so all of our fans in New York can experience UFC 111 at the iconic Radio City Music Hall, one of the coolest places in the city, and with some of our biggest UFC stars,” said Dana White, UFC President.

“The excitement of mixed martial arts will once again be on display in New York City with this unique UFC 111 Viewing Party at the Showplace of the Nation, Radio City Music Hall,” said Joel Fisher, executive vice president, MSG Sports.  “All the loyal UFC fight fans will have a rare opportunity to come together for this historic night and watch the action on Radio City’s epic 70 foot screen in what will be another electric atmosphere.”

UFC 111 Fathom Events Theater Showing 728x90The sport’s biggest star, Hall of Famer Chuck “The Iceman” Liddell, along with former UFC welterweight champion Matt Serra, will make guest appearances at the Radio City Music Hall Viewing Party. UFC fighter and World Extreme Cagefighting® commentator Stephan Bonnar and Sirius Satellite host Jason Ellis will serve as event hosts.

Tickets for the UFC 111 Viewing Party are on sale now and are priced at $25 in advance, or $30 on the day of the event (March 27th). Tickets can be purchased at the Radio City Music Hall Box Office, Madison Square Garden Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, or online at www.radiocity.com. Tickets are also available by Ticketmaster phone at 866-858-0008. Doors will open at 7:15pm ET; Q&A Session with UFC fighters and host will begin at 8:00pm ET. UFC 111 Screening begins at 9:00pm ET, including the Spike TV preliminary fights and the entire live UFC 111 Pay-Per-View card.

UFC 111 Viewing Party Schedule:
7:15pm – 8:00pm ET:        Doors open/Exclusive Chuck Liddell autograph session for the first 200 attendees
8:00pm – 9:00pm ET:     Q&A session with Chuck Liddell, Matt Serra and host Stephan Bonnar on stage
9:00pm – 10:00pm ET:    UFC 111 on SPIKE TV prelims air live
10:00pm ET:            Pay-Per-View screening begins/UFC 111 goes live!       

Fans can get their first glimpse of the Ultimate Fighting Championship on Wednesday, March 24, when UFC will hold its traditional pre-fight press conference inside Radio City Music Hall’s main theatre. This event will be FREE and open to the public.

Dana White will take center stage and host the public press conference, with world welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre, number one welterweight contender Dan Hardy, and interim heavyweight title contenders Frank Mir and Shane Carwin lining the dais.  Immediately following the event, White, St-Pierre, Hardy, Mir and Carwin will remain on stage and take part in an unprecedented hour-long Q&A, just days before the fight, exclusively for the thousands of UFC fans in attendance.  Doors will open for UFC® Fight Club™ members at 1:30pm ET. Doors will open to the General Public at 2:00pm ET. The press conference will begin at 3:00pm ET; the UFC 111 Q&A is expected to begin at 3:30pm ET and conclude around 4:30pm ET.

UFC 111 Press Conference Schedule
1:30pm ET            Doors open for UFC Fight Club Members
2:00 pm ET            Doors open for the General Public
3:00pm – 3:30pm ET:        UFC 111 Press Conference
3:30 – 4:30pm ET:        Q&A with UFC President Dana White and St-Pierre, Hardy, Mir and Carwin

Also on Wednesday night, Tequila CAZADORES® the Official Spirits Sponsor of the UFC will host a post-press conference party at Johnny Utah’s with UFC fighters expected to attend. The event, located at 25 West 51st Street, will take place from 5:00pm - 7:00pm ET featuring Tequila CAZADORES® cocktails and hand-passed hors d'oeuvres. Media are encouraged to attend.

UFC will hit other parts of Manhattan throughout the week, including Thursday, March 25 when St-Pierre, Hardy, Mir and Carwin will perform afternoon workouts for members of the Tri-State and International press at Peak Performance Strength & Condition Center located at 54 West 21st Street.

On Friday, March 26, UFC will hold the UFC 111 official weigh-in event -- FREE and open to the public -- in Newark at the Prudential Center. Doors will open at 3:00pm ET and all the fighters competing on the UFC 111 card will step on the scale at approximately 4:00pm ET. 

Prior to the UFC 111 weigh-in event, UFC will offer a two-hour autograph session with several UFC fighters – FREE and open to the public – starting at 1:00pm ET and concluding at 3:00pm ET.

Members of UFC’s Fight Club can enter the arena early at 12:30pm ET and catch Matt Serra in a question-and-answer session from 2:00 – 4:00pm ET.

Later Friday evening, UFC will host a UFC 111 pre-fight VIP party in Soho. Dana White, UFC Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar and Chuck Liddell are among the guests expected to attend.

UFC may be making other unscheduled stops in New York and New Jersey throughout the week. Stay tuned to UFC.com and follow UFC on Twitter @ufc for more information.

UFC 111 takes place Saturday, March 27th, live, on Pay-Per-View and presented by TapouT. In featured bouts, one of the best fighters in the game today, UFC® welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre, looks to extend his reign and his six fight winning streak against British bomber Dan “The Outlaw” Hardy, and former heavyweight champion Frank Mir looks to become only the second man in UFC history to win the championship three times when he takes on number one contender Shane Carwin for the interim UFC heavyweight title.



 

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