Public Can Attend Saturday, April 9, Finale Of Ultimate Fighting Championships® Reality Show At Cox Pavilion In Las Vegas Ken Shamrock To Fight Rich Franklin in Light Heavyweight Bout
LAS VEGAS, NEV., February 28, 2005
.The Ultimate Fighting Championship® today announced that tickets priced at $350, $250 and $150 for the live Saturday, April 9, Spike TV telecast of the final episode...
Public Can Attend Saturday, April 9, Finale Of Ultimate Fighting Championships® Reality Show At Cox Pavilion In Las Vegas
Ken Shamrock To Fight Rich Franklin in Light Heavyweight Bout
LAS VEGAS, NEV., February 28, 2005
.The Ultimate Fighting Championship® today announced that tickets priced at $350, $250 and $150 for the live Saturday, April 9, Spike TV telecast of the final episode of The Ultimate Fighter reality show went on sale at 10 a.m., today (Monday, February 28), at the box office at Cox Pavilion on the campus of UNLV, all UNLV ticket outlets, including The Galleria at Sunset, Meadows Mall, Boulevard Mall, all Station Casinos hotel/casinos and Fiesta hotel/casinos and at www.unlv.com. Tickets also may be ordered by telephone at 1-866-388-3267 toll free, or in Las Vegas at (702) 739-3267. Ticket purchases are subject to transaction fees.
Spike TV and the UFC will present an eight-fight card with preliminary bouts starting at 3:30 p.m. PST at Cox Pavilion on the UNLV campus. The live telecast of the final episode of The Ultimate Fighter, pitting the middleweight and light heavyweight finalists will start at 6:00 p.m. PST. A special attraction of the live show will be a light heavyweight battle between UFC legend and Hall of Fame member Ken Shamrock and fast-rising UFC star Rich Franklin
The middleweight and light heavyweight finalists for The Ultimate Fighter will be determined on the last regular telecast of the series, which airs at 11 p.m. EDT on Monday on Spike TV.
Shamrock (26-8-2 in mixed martial arts) from San Diego, Calif., is coming off a first-round knockout of Kimo last June 19 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. The Worlds Most Dangerous Man is recognized as one of the worlds top mixed martial arts fighters and was selected one of the two charter members, along with Royce Gracie, of the UFC Hall of Fame in December 2003.
Franklin (18-1-0) is recognized as one of the UFCs most well-rounded fighters. In his last UFC fight, the unassuming high school math teacher from Cincinnati, Ohio, defeated highly-rated Jorge Rivera by tap out from a powerful arm bar in October in Atlantic City, N.J.
Look for UFCs reality television show The Ultimate Fighter at 11 p.m. EST each Monday on Spike TV. Follow 16 fighters as they train, workout and live together. At the end of each week, one fighter from each of the two teams must fight in the Octagon® to avoid being kicked out of the UFC Training Center until only two remain in each of the two weight divisions. In the end, The Ultimate Fighter will be decided by a competition match -- a head-to-head fight to the finish inside the Octagon.
The Ultimate Fighting Championship® brand is the worlds leading professional mixed martial arts sport association and offers the premier series of MMA sports events. Owned and operated by Zuffa, LLC and headquartered in Las Vegas, Nev., UFC® fight programs feature six live pay-pay-view events annually through cable and satellite providers. In addition to its U.S. distribution, UFC® fight programs are distributed internationally throughout the world, including broadcast on WOWOW, Inc. in Japan and Globosat in Brazil.