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Despite Changes To Fight Card, UFC 137 Sells Out On First Day

Maybe all the changes and drama surrounding UFC 137 helped at the ticket offices.

The UFC announced on Friday that UFC 137: St-Pierre vs. Condit has no tickets remaining. The card is scheduled for October 29 from Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Tickets for the event went on sale to the general public early on Friday.

Originally, Georges St-Pierre was set to defend his UFC welterweight title against Nick Diaz. But, Diaz failed to show up for scheduled press conferences and was removed from the main event and replaced by Carlos Condit.

Condit was set to meet B.J. Penn in the co-main event. The UFC decided to place Diaz in the fight with Penn just a day after removing him from the St-Pierre bout.

“It’s been a crazy few days here at UFC, but there’s no doubt that UFC 137 is going to be an incredible card,” UFC President Dana White said. “GSP is on his way to becoming the best welterweight of all-time, but Condit wants that belt. He’s knocked out his last three opponents and couldn’t be more fired up for this fight. Plus, we’ve got B.J. Penn taking on Nick Diaz in what could be one of the most intense fights of the year.”

The remainder of the main card will see Cheick Kongo face Matt Mitrione, Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic face off against Roy Nelson, and Hatsu Hioki battle George Roop.