UFC 131 tickets on sale next week for Vancouver show, PPV main fight card set

Tickets go on sale next week for the UFC's return to Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

UFC 131 takes place June 11 at Rogers Arena with a heavyweight headliner between "The Ultimate Fighter 13" coaches Brock Lesnar and Junior Dos Santos.

Tickets for the pay-per-view event go on sale next week and range from $85 to $650.

Tickets go on sale to the general public next Saturday, April 16, at 1 p.m. ET (10 a.m. PT). However, pre-sale periods are available for UFC Fight Club members (April 14 at 1 p.m. ET) and UFC.com free e-newsletter subscribers (April 15 at 1 p.m. ET).

"Brock Lesnar and Junior Dos Santos are two of the most explosive heavyweights in the game, and I give both of them a lot of respect for taking this fight," UFC president Dana White stated. "Brock wanted the quickest way back to a title shot, and he's willing to go through Dos Santos to do it. Junior could have waited around for his shot at the belt, but as a true fighter, he didn't want to sit around, and now he faces one of the toughest guys in the game.

"This is going to be one of the biggest heavyweight fights in years, and it's guaranteed to be all action from start to finish."

Other fights slated for the televised main card include heavyweights Shane Carwin vs. Jon Olav Einemo, lightweights Donald Cerrone vs. Mac Danzig, middleweights Demian Maia vs. Mark Munoz, and featherweights Kenny Florian vs. Diego Nunes.

The full "UFC 131: Lesnar vs. Dos Santos" fight card includes:

MAIN Fight CARD

Junior Dos Santos vs. Brock Lesnar
Shane Carwin vs. Jon Olav Einemo
Donald Cerrone vs. Mac Danzig
Demian Maia vs. Mark Munoz
Kenny Florian vs. Diego Nunes

PRELIMINARY Fight CARD

Yves Edwards vs. Sam Stout
Dustin Poirier vs. Rani Yahya
Anthony Perosh vs. Krzysztof Soszynski
Darren Elkins vs. Michihiro Omigawa
Jesse Bongfeldt vs. Chris Weidman
Joey Beltran vs. Dave Herman

The UFC first ventured to Vancouver for UFC 115, which took place June 2010 at GM Place (now Rogers Arena). Rich Franklin knocked out Chuck Liddell in the night's main event.
by MMAjunkie

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