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Press Conference in Sac Thursday

UFC® ANNOUNCES PRESS CONFERENCE IN SACRAMENTO ON THURSDAY, OCT. 3

UFC® on FOX: PETTIS vs. THOMSON
 SATURDAY, DEC. 14
SLEEP TRAIN ARENA – SACRAMENTO, CALIF.
TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, OCT. 4
The Ultimate Fighting Championship® returns to Sacramento when newly-crowned UFC® lightweight champion Anthony Pettis makes his first title defense against San Jose’s Josh Thomson on Saturday, Dec. 14 at Sleep Train Arena. In advance of UFC® on FOX: PETTIS vs. THOMSON, the stars of the main card, along with UFC president Dana White, will host a press conference at Sleep Train Arena on Thursday, Oct. 3 at 1 p.m. PT.  The press conference is free and open to the public, and will also be streamed live at UFC.com.

In addition to the lightweight championship bout, UFC® on FOX: PETTIS vs. THOMSON showcases local talent as Sacramento’s own Urijah Faber squares off against Modesto native Michael McDonald in the co-main event of the evening. Also representing Sacramento, Chad Mendes faces top-ranked contender Nik Lentz, who remains undefeated in the featherweight division. Plus, former interim welterweight champion Carlos Condit will collide with Matt Brown, a winner of six straight.  

Tickets for UFC® on FOX: PETTIS vs. THOMSON will go on sale to the general public on Friday, Oct. 4 at 10 a.m. PT. 

The public is invited to attend the UFC® on FOX: PETTIS vs. THOMSON press conference
 
WHO:
Dana White, UFC president
Anthony Pettis, UFC lightweight champion
Josh Thomson, No. 5 UFC lightweight contender
Urijah Faber, No. 2 UFC bantamweight contender
Michael McDonald, No. 3 UFC bantamweight contender
Chad Mendes, No. 1 UFC featherweight contender
Nik Lentz, No. 8 UFC featherweight contender
Carlos Condit, No. 2 UFC welterweight contender
Matt Brown, No. 10 UFC welterweight contender
                                   
WHEN:
Thursday, Oct. 3 – 1 p.m. PT

WHERE:
Sleep Train Arena – Sacramento Kings practice facility
1 Sports Pkwy
Sacramento, Calif. 95834

Tickets for UFC® on FOX: PETTIS vs. THOMSON will go on sale to the public on Friday, Oct. 4 at 10 a.m. PT, and tickets are priced at $225, $175, $125, $75 and $50. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets will also be available at the Sleep Train Arena box office and at www.ticketmaster.com. Ticket prices do not include applicable service charges.

UFC Fight Club® members will have the opportunity to purchase tickets to this event Wednesday, Oct. 2 at 10 a.m. PT via the website www.ufcfightclub.com. A special internet ticket pre-sale will be available to UFC newsletter subscribers on Thursday, Oct. 3 at 10 a.m. PT. To access this presale, users must register for the UFC newsletter through UFC.com.
 
All bouts live and subject to change.
 
Saturday, September 5
10PM/7PM
ETPT
Las Vegas, Nevada

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