"UFC 93: Dublin" sells out in just two weeks.

by Woody on 5th November 2008

January’s “UFC 93: Dublin” event, which is the first-ever UFC show to take place in Ireland, sold out in just two weeks, the organization today announced.

More than 6,000 of the available 10,000 tickets were purchased in the first week of sales, and the remaining seats were sold in week No. 2.

UFC 93, which is expected to air on pay per view, takes place Jan. 17 at The 02 and features former champions Rich Franklin vs. Dan Henderson, as well as Mauricio “Shogun” Rua vs. UFC hall-of-famer Mark Coleman.

“The UFC brand of mixed martial arts is the already biggest indoor sport in the UK, and we are ecstatic that the popularity and passion for the UFC is matched across the Irish Sea,” UFC UK Division President Marshall Zelaznik stated in today’s press release. “This is our seventh successive sell-out in the British Isles since April of 2007, and we now hold records in six of the biggest arenas in all of Europe. We have the most dedicated and passionate fans in sport and we are thrilled to be bringing some of the biggest names in the sport to the Emerald Isle early in the New Year.”

UFC 93 tickets went on sale to the general public on Oct. 25. A pre-sale began on Oct. 22.

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