UFC 152 Weigh-Ins Set For Mattamy Athletic Centre At The Gardens In Toronto
Posted by Joseph Lee on 09.11.2012
UFC returns to Canada...
MMA Junkie reports that the weigh-ins for UFC 152 will take place at the Mattamy Athletic Center at the Gardens in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The center is the former Maple Leaf Gardens and former home of the NHL's Toronto Maple Leafs.
This will be the UFC's second trip to Canada in 2012. The weigh-ins take place on September 21 at 4 PM ET. It is free and open to the public. A UFC Fight Club Q&A session will happen before the weigh-ins for Club members, but the guest fighter has not been announced.
Those weighing in include UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones and challenger Vitor Belfort, who meet in the main event in the city's Air Canada Centre the next day. The PPV main card follows prelims on FX and Facebook.
The Mattamy Athletic Centre at the Gardens was turned into a supermarket and athletics facility for Ryerson University after the Maple Leafs left. They played in the venue from 1931-1999, when they moved to the Air Canada Center. The NBA's Toronto Raptors also played there for their first three seasons in the league.
Here's the full card:
MAIN CARD (Pay per view, 10 p.m. ET)
Champ Jon Jones vs. Vitor Belfort - for light-heavyweight title
Joseph Benavidez vs. Demetrious Johnson - for inaugural flyweight title
Michael Bisping vs. Brian Stann
Matt Hamill vs. Roger Hollett
Charles Oliveira vs. Cub Swanson
PRELIMINARY CARD (FX, 8 p.m. ET)
Vinny Magalhaes vs. Igor Pokrajac
Evan Dunham vs. T.J. Grant
Lance Benoist vs. Sean Pierson
Marcus Brimage vs. Jim Hettes
PRELIMINARY CARD (Facebook, 6:30 p.m. ET)
Seth Baczynski vs. Simeon Thoresen
Mitch Gagnon vs. Walel Watson
Charlie Brenneman vs. Kyle Noke