Las Vegas, Nevada – The Ultimate Fighting Championship® returns to the city where it all started – Denver, Colo. – on Saturday, Aug. 11 with the highly anticipated lightweight title rematch between champion Benson Henderson and former divisional kingpin Frankie Edgar.
Henderson, a Colorado Springs native, won the title in February by defeating Edgar, who had held the championship for nearly two years. UFC® 150: HENDERSON vs. EDGAR II will take place at Denver’s Pepsi Center, which also served as the site of UFC 135, where Jon Jones defended the light heavyweight crown by submitting Quinton “Rampage” Jackson last September. UFC also held its very first event in Denver in Nov. 1993 at the McNichols Sports Arena.
The UFC will host a free, public press conference tomorrow at 11 a.m. MT at the Ridgeline Room at the Pepsi Center. Henderson, Edgar and UFC President Dana White will be in attendance. The press conference will also be streamed live at www.ufc.com.
Tickets for UFC® 150: HENDERSON vs. EDGAR II go on sale on Friday, June 15 at 10 a.m. MT and are priced at $300, $225, $150, $125, $90, $75 and $45. Tickets will be available at the Pepsi Center Box Office, by calling Ticket Horse at 303-53-HORSE or online at www.TicketHorse.com.
UFC® Fight Club™ members will have the opportunity to purchase tickets to this event Wednesday, June 13 at 10 a.m. MT via the website www.ufcfightclub.com. A special Internet ticket pre-sale will be available to UFC newsletter subscribers Thursday, June 14, starting at 10 a.m. MT. To access this presale, users must register for the UFC newsletter through UFC.com.
UFC® 150: HENDERSON vs. EDGAR II, which is presented by the United States Marine Corp., will be available live on Pay-Per-View at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT on UFC.TV, iN DEMAND, DirecTV, DISH Network, Avail-TVN, and in Canada on BellTV, Shaw Communications, Sasktel, and Viewer’s Choice Canada for a suggested retail price of $44.99 US/$49.99 CAN for Standard Definition and $54.99 US/$59.99 CAN for High Definition.
For more information or current fight news, visit www.ufc.com. All bouts live and subject to change.