The UFC today announced that UFC 97, which takes place on April 18th at Montreal’s Bell Centre, has officially sold out – in less than a week. This is the second straight sellout in Montreal for a UFC event, last April UFC 83 also sold out in a short time period.
UFC 97 was in serious jeopardy of not taking place in Montreal due to regulatory issues with Quebec’s governing body in charge of regulating combat sports but the issues were worked out earlier this week.
UFC 97 features a main event between UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva and number one contender Thales Leites. Also, former UFC light heavyweight champion Chuck Liddell meets Mauricio “Shogun” Rua in the co-main event.