The return of welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre will take place at UFC 154 in Montreal against Carlos Condit and tickets for the fight card go on sale this week.
Tickets go on sale to the public this Saturday at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT and ticket prices are $600, $400, $325, $250, $150, $100, and $75.
Tickets will be available at the Bell Centre box office, by phone at (514) 790-2525 / 1-877-668-8269 or at www.evenko.ca.
“One of the pound-for-pound best fighters in the world, Georges St-Pierre, is coming home to Montreal to defend not only his pound-for-pound standing, but his welterweight world title,” UFC President Dana White said.
“St-Pierre has been off for over a year recovering from knee surgery and now has to face his toughest test in interim welterweight champion Carlos Condit, who won the interim championship by defeating Nick Diaz while GSP was injured. So on Nov. 17, in Montreal, Canada, it’s champion vs. champion to see who will leave the undisputed UFC welterweight king!”
St-Pierre (22-2) has been out of action since last year and recently returned to training after having knee surgery late last year. He is currently on a nine fight losing streak and has not lost since 2007, when he lost the welterweight title to Matt Serra.
“I’m excited to finally get back in the Octagon and reclaim my spot as the UFC welterweight champion,” St-Pierre said. “Carlos Condit is a very tough opponent. He has really good striking and very good submission skills. I respect him a lot and look forward to fighting him in front of my hometown fans in Montreal.”
Condit (28-5) became the interim welterweight champion earlier this year when he defeated Nick Diaz by unanimous decision at UFC 143. He elected to wait for St-Pierre to get healthy instead of taking another fight and defending the interim title.
“This is the fight the fans have been waiting so long to see,” Condit said. “I still have not realized my goal of being the UFC welterweight champion, and to do that, I need to defeat Georges and unify the belt. I’ve worked my entire career for this fight, and I am excited it is finally happening.”
Along with the main event, the UFC announced several other rumored fights and the current UFC 154 card is below:
Georges St. Pierre (22-2) vs. Carlos Condit (28-5)
Johny Hendricks (13-1) vs. Martin Kampmann (20-5)
Mark Hominick vs. Pablo Garza (12-3)
Patrick Cote (18-8) vs. Alessio Sakara (19-9)
Mark Bocek (12-1) vs. Rafael Dos Anjos (17-6)
John Makdessi (9-2) vs. Sam Stout (19-7-1)
Nick Ring (13-1) vs. Constantinos Philippou (11-2)
Ivan Menjivar (24-8) vs. Azamat Gashimov (7-1)
Antonio Carvalho (14-5) vs. Rodrigo Damm (10-5).