The co-main event featuring newly cemented welterweight champion Robbie Lawler and the division's No. 2 contender Rory MacDonald will also make appearances on the tour.
About the UFC (Source: Zuffa LLC)
UFC is the premier mixed martial arts (MMA) organization and largest pay-per-view event provider in the world. Headquartered in Las Vegas with offices in London, Toronto, Singapore and Sao Paulo, UFC produces more than 40 live events annually that consistently sell out some of the most prestigious arenas around the globe. UFC programming is broadcast in 129 countries and territories to nearly 800 million TV households worldwide in 28 different languages.
The UFC has a multi-year broadcast agreement with FOX in the U.S., which annually includes four live events broadcast on the FOX network, as well as The Ultimate Fighter reality television show and thousands of hours of programming on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Sports 2.
In 2014, UFC launched UFC FIGHT PASS, a digital subscription service with exclusive live events, thousands of fights on-demand and original content. The UFC organization also licenses over 100 UFC GYM locations, and owns UFC.TV (offering live event broadcasts and video on-demand around the world), UFC FIT (an in-home fitness and nutrition program), UFC Magazine, and has a videogame franchise with EA SPORTS, UFC Fight Club, UFC Fan Expo, UFC branded apparel, DVDs and Blu-rays and Topps Trading Cards.
Fun facts about Dana White (Source: Wikipedia)
Dana Frederick White, Jr. is an American businessman, entrepreneur, actor and the President of the mixed martial arts organization Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).
While working as a manager for Tito Ortiz and Chuck Liddell, White learned that Semaphore Entertainment Group, the parent company of the UFC, was looking for a buyer for the UFC. White contacted childhood friend Lorenzo Fertitta, an executive at Station Casinos and a former commissioner of the Nevada State Athletic Commission. Within a month, Lorenzo and his older brother Frank bought the UFC with White installed as its president. White owns 9% of Zuffa, LLC, the entity the Fertitta brothers created to own and manage the UFC.
Tickets for UFC 189 Aldo vs. McGregor go on sale Friday morning, March 27th at 10:00am.
The big fight takes place July 11th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
For more information or current fight news, visit: www.ufc.com.
Follow Dana White on Twitter: @danawhite
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