Chicagoland MMA fans don’t have to wait long for the UFC to make their return to the Windy City. The UFC announced today their main card for the FOX show that is taking place on Saturday, January 25th.
This is third straight year the UFC is coming back to Chicago and Dana White continues to appreciate the rousing success of the events. The second card on FOX happened in the United Center in where Rashad Evans defeated Phil Davis and the gate was over 1 million dollars.
This event that takes place next month is sure to bring a lot more excitement to the MMA fans of the Midwest.
FIVE-ROUND MAIN EVENT
(1) BENSON HENDERSON vs. (4) JOSH THOMSON
(9) STIPE MIOCIC vs. GABRIEL GONZAGA
(9) DONALD ‘COWBOY’ CERRONE vs. ADRIANO MARTINS
(10) DARREN ELKINS vs. JEREMY STEPHENS
The completed under card I’m sure will be released in the next few weeks to round out the official fight card. Without getting a title fight this main card isn’t something to be disappointed at. There is a lot of fire power from every fighter and the Main Event could be very well be a shot at the title for the winner.
With both Thomson and Henderson being former champions and being that close for another championship fight, you can expect nothing short of fireworks.
Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday December 6th at all Ticketmaster locations. Of course there is early presale tickets available for UFC Fight Club members and UFC newsletter subscribers.
Many fans are ecstatic that the UFC is coming back, so stay tuned for interviews and pictures leading up to this great event in the coming weeks.
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