It’s somewhat hard to believe, but the UFC never has touched down in St. Louis. That will change in January, though, with UFC Fight Night 124, and tickets for the event are on sale today.
The headliner for the card has not yet been announced, but a slew of other big matchupes have been booked. UFC Fight Night 124 takes place Jan. 14 – a Sunday – at Scottrade Center in downtown St. Louis. The card will air on FS1 with early prelims on UFC Fight Pass.
Tickets are priced at $150, $125, $100, $80 and $60, plus service charges and fees. They go on sale to the general public Friday at 10 a.m. CT local time on Ticketmaster.com.
But UFC e-newsletter subscribers have access to a special pre-sale beginning today at 10 a.m. CT. UFC Fight Club members were able to purchase tickets Wednesday.
Among the bookings for the card, Vitor Belfort (26-13 MMA, 15-10 UFC) takes on Uriah Hall (13-8 MMA, 6-6 UFC) in a middleweight fight that likely will be Belfort’s retirement bout. Michael Johnson (17-12 MMA, 9-8 UFC) drops to featherweight to take on gritty Midwest native Darren Elkins (23-5 MMA, 13-5 UFC).
Plus, Paige VanZant (7-3 MMA, 4-2 UFC) will move up to the UFC’s new women’s flyweight division to fight Jessica-Rose Clark (8-4 MMA, 1-0 UFC). And “The Korean Superboy,” Dooho Choi (14-2 MMA, 3-1 UFC), takes on Jeremy Stephens (26-14 MMA, 13-13 UFC) at featherweight.
The latest UFC Fight Night 124 card includes:
- Dooho Choi vs. Jeremy Stephens
- Vitor Belfort vs. Uriah Hall
- Jessica-Rose Clark vs. Paige VanZant
- Jessica Eye vs. Kalindra Faria
- Darren Elkins vs. Michael Johnson
- Thiago Alves vs. Zak Cummings
- James Krause vs. Alex White
- Matt Frevola vs. Marco Polo Reyes
- J.J. Aldrich vs. Danielle Taylor
- Irene Aldana vs. Talita Bernardo
- Guido Cannetti vs. Kyung Ho Kang
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Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie
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