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MMA Crossfire – UFC 180: Velasquez vs Werdum sells out in 8 hours

UFC 180 is sold out.

It took only 480 minutes for the first Latin-American UFC card to sell out all 20,000 plus seats at the Arena Ciudad de Mexico, which will set a new attendance record in the process.

The UFC held a press conference Tuesday to promote the card.

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“That we’ve sold out in the blink of an eye is proof that Mexico is ready for its first UFC event and shows the true devotion of UFC’s fan base,” Jaime Pollack, UFC Senior Vice President, International Development and General Manager, Latin America.said. “We couldn’t ask for a better partner in Zignia Live, who provided the staffing and technology to keep pace with the high demand and ensure a seamless experience from UFC fans in Mexico and around the region.”

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Fabricio Werdum punches Travis Brownein this file photo. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Fans made history at the box office, as well as online, to sell out Mexico’s first ever live UFC® event. UFC 180: VELASQUEZ vs. WERDUM is the fastest sell-out in the history of the Arena Ciudad de Mexico and it will also set a new attendance record with over 20,000 fans attending the monumental event.

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Cain Velasquez (black shorts) celebrates after defeating Junior Dos Santos by TKO. (Photo by Nick Laham/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

The full card will be announced on

UFC 180 takes place Saturday November 15th in Mexico City, Mexico.

Kenai is a former Postmedia Network online news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.

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