Article

Press Conference in Sac Thursday

UFC® ANNOUNCES PRESS CONFERENCE IN SACRAMENTO ON THURSDAY, OCT. 3

UFC® on FOX: PETTIS vs. THOMSON
 SATURDAY, DEC. 14
SLEEP TRAIN ARENA – SACRAMENTO, CALIF.
TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, OCT. 4
The Ultimate Fighting Championship® returns to Sacramento when newly-crowned UFC® lightweight champion Anthony Pettis makes his first title defense against San Jose’s Josh Thomson on Saturday, Dec. 14 at Sleep Train Arena. In advance of UFC® on FOX: PETTIS vs. THOMSON, the stars of the main card, along with UFC president Dana White, will host a press conference at Sleep Train Arena on Thursday, Oct. 3 at 1 p.m. PT.  The press conference is free and open to the public, and will also be streamed live at UFC.com.

In addition to the lightweight championship bout, UFC® on FOX: PETTIS vs. THOMSON showcases local talent as Sacramento’s own Urijah Faber squares off against Modesto native Michael McDonald in the co-main event of the evening. Also representing Sacramento, Chad Mendes faces top-ranked contender Nik Lentz, who remains undefeated in the featherweight division. Plus, former interim welterweight champion Carlos Condit will collide with Matt Brown, a winner of six straight.  

Tickets for UFC® on FOX: PETTIS vs. THOMSON will go on sale to the general public on Friday, Oct. 4 at 10 a.m. PT. 

The public is invited to attend the UFC® on FOX: PETTIS vs. THOMSON press conference
 
WHO:
Dana White, UFC president
Anthony Pettis, UFC lightweight champion
Josh Thomson, No. 5 UFC lightweight contender
Urijah Faber, No. 2 UFC bantamweight contender
Michael McDonald, No. 3 UFC bantamweight contender
Chad Mendes, No. 1 UFC featherweight contender
Nik Lentz, No. 8 UFC featherweight contender
Carlos Condit, No. 2 UFC welterweight contender
Matt Brown, No. 10 UFC welterweight contender
                                   
WHEN:
Thursday, Oct. 3 – 1 p.m. PT

WHERE:
Sleep Train Arena – Sacramento Kings practice facility
1 Sports Pkwy
Sacramento, Calif. 95834

Tickets for UFC® on FOX: PETTIS vs. THOMSON will go on sale to the public on Friday, Oct. 4 at 10 a.m. PT, and tickets are priced at $225, $175, $125, $75 and $50. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets will also be available at the Sleep Train Arena box office and at www.ticketmaster.com. Ticket prices do not include applicable service charges.

UFC Fight Club® members will have the opportunity to purchase tickets to this event Wednesday, Oct. 2 at 10 a.m. PT via the website www.ufcfightclub.com. A special internet ticket pre-sale will be available to UFC newsletter subscribers on Thursday, Oct. 3 at 10 a.m. PT. To access this presale, users must register for the UFC newsletter through UFC.com.
 
All bouts live and subject to change.
 

Media

Recent
Watch Shogun Rua defeat Lyoto Machida at UFC 113 to earn the belt. Shogun takes on Anthony Smith in the main event of Fight Night Hamburg this week.
Jul 17, 2018
Check out the highlights from Week 4 of Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender Series featuring Bevon Lewis and Jordan Espinosa. Don't miss Week 5 tomorrow night only on UFC FIGHT PASS.
Jul 16, 2018
Take a look back at the fight of the night from UFC 190 between Shogun Rua and "Little Nog" Antônio Rogério Nogueira before Rua faces Anthony Smith in the main event of Fight Night Hamburg.
Jul 16, 2018
With a heavy emphasis on fighters from the Europe, Middle East and Asia regions, UFC Connected gives fans a unique look inside the UFC with exclusive access to fighters, teams and events from around the globe.
Jul 15, 2018