The UFC recently announced that UFC on FX 5 would be taking place on October 5th from the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
This will be their first trip back to Minneapolis since 2008, when UFC 87 broke the Target Center live gate record with a $2.25 million.
The fight card will be headlined by a five round heavyweight fight as Travis Browne (13-0-1) takes on Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva (16-4).
“Travis Browne is undefeated in his career and wants to prove that he’s ready for a shot at the title,” UFC President Dana White said. “He’s got a tough test in front of him in ‘Bigfoot’ Silva, who’s beaten two former UFC champions and also finished Fedor. I’m excited to finally get back to Minneapolis and I’m confident this card is going to deliver for the fans at the Target Center!”
Along with announcing the main event, the UFC officially announced three other fights that have been added to the fight car. Ultimate Fighter winner John Dodson will meet Jussier Formiga in a flyweight bout, Matt Mitrione takes on Rob Broughton in a heavyweight bout and Josh Neer meets Justin Edwards in a welterweight bout.
Along with announcing the four fights, the UFC also released the information that tickets go on sale this week. Tickets will go on sale this week and the ticket prices are $175, $125, $75 and $50. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, August 10th at 10 a.m. CT and are available at Target Center’s box office, all Ticketmaster outlets, online at Ticketmaster.com or charge by phone 800-745-3000.
UFC Fight Club members will be able to purchase tickets on Wednesday, August 8t at 10 a.m. CT via the website www.ufcfightclub.com. UFC newsletter subscribers can purchase tickers on Thursday, August 9, starting at 10 a.m. CT.