Fans Invited To Workouts, Weigh-Ins And Red Carpet Ceremony For The Ultimate Fighter: China Finale
Posted by Joseph Lee on 02.24.2014
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MMA Junkie reports that the UFC will hold several events leading up to The Ultimate Fighter: China finale in Macau. Fans can attend all pre-fight events for free. The fight card takes place on Saturday and streams on UFC Fight Pass from The Venetian Macao's CotaiArena in Macau. The main event is a welterweight fight between John Hathaway (17-1 MMA, 7-1 UFC) and Dong Hyun Kim (18-2-1 MMA, 9-2 UFC). There is also a welterweight final between Wang Sai (6-4-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) vs. Zhang Lipeng (6-7-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC). A featherweight final between Yang Jianping (6-3-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) and Ning Guangyou (3-2-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) was moved to a later time.
Thursday will feature open workouts with Hathaway and Kim, along with the two finalists. UFC Asia Managing Director Mark Fischer will also be present. The event is free and open to the public. It takes place at the Venetian Macao's West Lobby and begins at 2 PM CST local time. Thursday night features Fischer and the previously mentioned fighters, along with Mark Hunt, Cung Le, Stefan Struve, Jessica Cambensy and Azusa Nishigaki for a red carpet event at the Venetian Macao at 6 PM CST.
Friday will feature the weigh-ins at the Bellini Lounge at 6 PM CST. Doors open to the public two hours before it stars. One our before the weigh-ins, Hunt, Le and Struve will be part of a Q&A.
Here's the full card:
MAIN CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 8 a.m. ET):
John Hathaway vs. Dong Hyun Kim
Zhang Lipeng vs. Wang Sai - "TUF: China" welterweight tourney final