After much speculation, the UFC has officially announced their November 14th UFC 105 event will indeed be held in Manchester, England. The show will be made available in North America via same-day tape-delay on Spike TV, however if you’re in the U.K., tickets for the fights go on sale this week.
As expected, popular Brit Michael Bisping is slated to headline the promotion as he takes on Denis Kang, and up-and-coming welterweight and local-boy Dan Hardy takes on the undefeated Dong Hyun Kim.
Although it wasn’t what they had hoped, these two bouts are slated to be the night’s final bouts.
And that’s why it’s free … but, we’ll take it.
“Both Kang and I are looking to take that next step up the ladder to the top of the division, and there’s so much on the line for both of us,” Bisping stated in today’s press release. “I have things to prove and cannot wait to go in all guns blazing in front of my hometown fans in Manchester.”
UFC Fight Club members can purchase tickets this Thursday, September 10th at 10AM BST. UFC.com newsletter subscribers can get their tickets this Saturday, September 12th, at 10AM BST, with us common folk gaining access on Monday, September 14th at 10AM BST.
To increase ticket sale efforts, Bisping and Hardy will be on hand to sign autographs at 5:30 PM local time on Sunday, September 13th, at the MEN Arena in Manchester, England, the same site of the extravaganza.
The U.K. on ESPN will broadcast the event live in the U.K.