UFC 172 featuring the Light Heavyweight title fight between Jon ‘Bones’ Jones and Glover Teixiera invades the Baltimore Arena this Saturday night. In addition to the Title bout, The Main Card also features Phil Davis v. Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson, Luke Rockhold v. Tim Boetsch, Jim Miller v. Yancey Medeiros, Max Holloway v. Andre Fili. The gloves touch on the main card live on pay-per-view beginning at 10pm.
Saturday will mark is the first time the UFC will visit Charm City. The Baltimore Arena has hosted 9 Shogun MMA events with Showgun X scheduled for June 21. Tickets are available at http://www.baltimorearena.com.
Fox Sports 1 will air the prelims beginning Saturday at 8pm. The preliminary bouts are scheduled to feature: Joseph Benavidez v. Tim Elliott, Takanori Gomi v. Isaac Vallie-Flagg, Jessamyn Duke v. Bethe Correia, and Joe Ellenberger v. Vagner Rocha. The Early Prelims, featuring Danny Castillo v. Charlie Brenneman and Chris Beal v. Patrick Williams, will be available on UFC Fight Pass beginning at 7pm. Doors at the Baltimore Arena open at 6:15pm.
UFC 172 weigh-ins will take take place this Friday at 4pm at Baltimore Arena. The weigh-ins are free and open to the public. The UFC will also hold a free ‘Tailgate Party’ at One Hopkins Place (outside of the Arena) on Saturday beginning at 2:30pm. Ronda Rousey & Uriah Faber will sign autographs from 2:30-4:30pm. Forrest Griffen will sign from 4:30-6:30pm. Chris Weidman and the legendary Chuck Liddell are also scheduled to make appearances.
The Ultimate Fighting Championship events are similar to a Super Bowl or Final 4 coming to a city – events, celebrities, and parties will be everywhere. UFC Hall-of-Famer Chuck Liddell will be enjoying a few days in Baltimore. ‘The Iceman’ will join The Norris & Davis Show on Friday morning. He’ll also host an autograph session for ‘young fans’ at Duburns Arena this Friday from 7-8pm followed by a party for ‘adults’ age 21 & over at Torrent Night Club in Towson (formerly Recker Theatre) from 9-Midnight. Tickets are $20 and available at http://www.missiontix.com/events/product/26629/chuck-liddell-pre-fight-party/
UFC President Dana White will join The Vinny & Rob Show on 105-7 THE FAN this Thursday. ‘Rumble’ Johnson and Glover Teixeira will join The Norris & Davis Show on Wednesday morning. Liddell will join the show on Friday.