UFC 149 in Calgary – Tickets on Sale this Week


TORONTO – The Ultimate Fighting Championship®, the world’s premier mixed martial arts organization, announced today that tickets for its inaugural event in Calgary will go on sale to the general public on Saturday, May 12. UFC® 149: ALDO VS. KOCH sees featherweight champion Jose Aldo defend his145-pound crown against tenacious contender Erik Koch on Saturday, July 21 at Scotiabank Saddledome. Both fighters will join local UFC® middleweight Nick Ring and UFC® Director of Canadian Operations Tom Wright for a press conference and other events in Calgary on Wednesday, May 9 at 10 a.m. MTN at Shaw Court.

The July 21 event marks the first of three UFC® events taking place in Canada in 2012 as Toronto (Sept. 22, location to be determined) and Montreal (Nov. 17, Bell Centre) are also set with UFC® dates this calendar year.

Reigning UFC® featherweight champion Jose Aldo (21-1, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) is undefeated in the UFC as he puts his belt on the line against knockout artist Erik Koch (13-1, fighting out of Milwaukee, Wisc.). Considered one of the best pound-for-pound fighters on the planet, Aldo has reeled off 14 straight wins and has not lost since 2005. For his part, the 22-year-old Koch has but one career loss and has won four straight with two Knockout of the Night awards in those performances.

Two former UFC® champions add to the star power in Calgary as former light heavyweight champion Mauricio Rua (20-6, fighting out of Curitiba, Brazil) faces off against Thiago Silva (14-3, 1 NC, fighting out of Sao Paulo, Brazil) while former interim heavyweight champ Minotauro Nogueira (33-7-1, 1 NC, fighting out of Bahia, Brazil) returns to action to face thealways dangerous Cheick Kongo (27-7-2, fighting out of Paris, France). Seasoned veterans also clash as Yoshihiro Akiyama (13-5, 2 NC, fighting out of Osaka, Japan) meets welterweight Thiago Alves (24-8, fighting out of Coconut Creek, Fla.) and Michael Bisping (23-4, fighting out of Manchester, England) faces middleweight Tim Boetsch (15-4, fighting out of Sunbury, Penn.).

Five Canadians will also step into the Octagon on July 21 as Edmonton’s Mitch Clarke (9-1) faces lightweight Anton Kuivanen (16-5, fighting out of Helsinki, Finland), Calgary’s Nick Ring (12-1) battles middleweight Court McGee (13-2, fighting out of Orem, Utah), Sudbury, Ontario’s Mitch Gagnon (8-1) takes on bantamweight Bryan Caraway (16-6, fighting out of Goldendale, Washington), Oshawa, Ontario native Antonio Carvalho (13-5) will challenge featherweight George Roop (12-10-1, fighting out of Tucson, Arizona), and Saint John, New Brunswick’s Ryan Jimmo (16-1, fighting out of Edmonton) meets light heavyweight Anthony Perosh (13-6, fighting out of Sydney, Australia).

Tickets for UFC® 149: ALDO VS. KOCH go on sale to the public on Saturday, May 12 at 10 a.m. MTN. Tickets are priced at $650, $400, $275, $200, $125 and $85 and are available through Ticketmaster.ca, charge by phone 1-855-985-5000, at all Ticketmaster outlets, and the Saddledome Box Office. Ticket prices do not include applicable service charges.
UFC® Fight Club™ members will have the opportunity to purchase tickets to this event on Thursday, May 10 at 10 a.m. MTN via the website ufcfightclub.com. A special Internet ticket pre-sale will be available to UFC newsletter subscribers on Friday, May 11,starting at 10 a.m. MTN. To access this presale, users must register for the UFC newsletter through UFC.com.

UFC® 149 will be available live on Pay-Per-View at 10 p.m. EST/7 p.m. PST on UFC.TV, iN DEMAND, DirecTV, DISH Network, Avail-TVN, and in Canada on Shaw Communications, Bell TV, 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.
Additional bouts will be announced at UFC.com in the weeks to come. All bouts live and subject to change. For more information, or current UFC fight news, visit UFC.com.

19 Responses to “ UFC 149 in Calgary – Tickets on Sale this Week ”

  1. K. RASMUS says:

    The prices for tickets are unreal . The nose nose nose bleeds are $200 a seat, anywhere in the lower bowl is $1000 or more per seat . Way to rich for my blood .Unless I win tickets I will be watching on payperview .

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  2. Donald Duck says:

    To quote the article above you:

    Tickets are priced at $650, $400, $275, $200, $125 and $85…

    Reading? How does it work?

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  3. Cody Rempel says:

    There are $85 and $125 tickets before you get to the $200!

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  4. K. RASMUS says:

    Listnen Donald Duck , I got my prices and seating plan off of the showtimetickets website . You sure are caddy , about small isues .

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  5. Jake - JHEG says:

    No matter where you go, it’s always the same story unfortunately. Tickets will always be listed at 85 but will be snatched up by the “UFC Insider” club who gets first pick with their memberships. The rest (125, etc) will get snatched up within seconds by scalpers, bulk ticket buyers and the like who will then turn and flip them on ebay or kajiji for some bullshit price.

    I used to love going to some of their shows when you could actually get decent prices even if you walked up an hour before the show started, but unfortunately this isn’t a price friendly fan/family sport anymore. Just like them Flames! lol

    Gone are the days you could actually take your buddies or family to an event without dropping 500 bucks.

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  6. Donald Duck says:


    That’s fair but they’re not even the licensed sales point for tickets. They’re basically publishing a speculative price. Besides tickets don’t go on sale until tomorrow morning (for Fan Club members) and Saturdady (for the public).

    Donnie “UFC Fan Club Member” Duck

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  7. Donald Cluck says:

    Buy your tickets from Showtime and see what happens when you try and get into the event! Why are you even talking about that site anyway?? Its not the official site for tickets.

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  8. Brando says:

    Got my tickets. Paid less and am sitting closer than my tickets for UFC 137 at the Mandalay Bay. Very surprised.

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  9. Cody Rempel says:

    Got mine too… section 212! Can’t wait!

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  10. L-Boutin says:

    Really, $90 for a pass to buy 6 tickets early isn’t too bad. Better than paying double later.

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  11. L-Boutin says:

    Haha, I’m section 225 ! Can’t wait

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  12. Idolmaker says:

    Four on the floor row 6. 2800 bones!!! Mitch Clarke better perform dammit!!!!

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  13. @L-Boutin 225 here too!

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  14. BJB says:

    gonna be a great night! Can’t wait!

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  15. Tyler Davis says:

    Can’t wait just got my tickets!!!!! Gonna be one hell of a weekend

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  16. Hunting says:

    Got my tickets can’t wait.

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  17. Fake Phil Baroni says:

    floor seats suck boss enjoy staring at someones head and missing all the ground work

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  18. Cody Rempel says:

    Sold out in 10 minutes… So glad I got the Fight Club membership!

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  19. Bigdawg says:

    we picked up 3 tix in section 228 for $150/seat! The UFC fight club is worth it if you want to go & get tix from ticketmaster instead of sites ike stubhub, kijiji or some other legal scalping sites!! The Pre sale also limits the total tix you can buy to 6 tix per pre sale code, but I’m sure that doesn’t stop people from getting multiple fight club memberships!! We are frickin`stoked to get to see this card live!!

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