Fans Invited To UFC 164 Press Conference, Tailgate And Harley Events In Milwaukee
Posted by Joseph Lee on 08.23.2013
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MMA Junkie reports that the UFC will be holding several pre-fight event in Milwaukee next week for fans before UFC 164. On Thursday, August 29, there will be a pre-fight news conference and 110th anniversary event for UFC 164 sponsor Harley-Davidson. On Friday, August 30, there will be the UFC 164 weigh-ins and a UFC Fight Club Q&A session. On the day of the event (August 31), there will be a pre-show tailgate party and a Harley-Davidson parade.
UFC 164 happens at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee. The main event sees UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson (18-2 MMA, 7-0 UFC) against Anthony Pettis (16-2 MMA, 3-1 UFC), who is from Milwaukee. The two first fought in the last WEC fight, which Pettis won, getting the title in that promotion. ,The main card airs on PPV after preliminary fights on FOX Sports 1 and Facebook.
Other fights include a heavyweight bout between Frank Mir (16-7 MMA, 14-7 UFC) and Josh Barnett (32-6 MMA, 4-1 UFC) and a featherweight fight between Chad Mendes (14-1 MMA, 5-1 UFC) and Clay Guida (30-13 MMA, 10-7 UFC).
The press conference takes place at the Bradley Center at 1 PM ET local time. Those scheduled to appear include Henderson, Pettis, Mir, Barnett, Mendes, Guida and UFC President Dana White. Later that day, at 6 PM CT, White will be joined by UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez, Daniel Cormier, Urijah Faber and UFC Hall of Famer Matt Hughes at the Harley-Davidson Museum for the 110th anniversary.
The weigh-ins take place at the Bradley Center as well at 4 PM CT on August 30. Doors open to the public at 3 PM, but UFC Fight club members can get in at 1 PM for a Q&A session with Cormier and Faber at 2 PM.
On August 31, there will be a motorcycle parade from Miller Park that ends at the Summerfest grounds. Velasquez will be on hand for that event. The tailgate party will be outside of the Bradley Center from 3:30 to 5:30 PM CT. Velasquez, Faber, Cormier and Hughes will be there to meet and greet fans and sign autographs.
Here's the full card:
MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET)
Benson Henderson vs. Anthony Pettis - for UFC lightweight title
Josh Barnett vs. Frank Mir
Clay Guida vs. Chad Mendes
Ben Rothwell vs. Brandon Vera
Erik Koch vs. Dustin Poirier
PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1, 8 p.m. ET)
Gleison Tibau vs. Jamie Varner
Tim Elliott vs. Louis Gaudinot
Pascal Krauss vs. Hyun Gyu Lim
Chico Camus vs. Kyung Ho Kang
PRELIMINARY CARD (Facebook, 6:30 p.m. ET)
Nikita Krylov vs. Soa Palelei
Ryan Couture vs. Al Iaquinta
Magnus Cedenblad vs. Jared Hamman