Diamonds are on the horizon for UFC 160, but it’s unclear when the first bouts will take place in North Carolina.UFC president Dana White hinted that the North Carolina fight card is the biggest event on the cards to be held at Mandalay Bay, and that he has already confirmed three fights scheduled for the weekend.
White told reporters in Las Vegas on Tuesday that “we’re going to be announcing a lot of things” for UFC on FOX 26, and UFC President Dana White has already revealed that three of the event’s scheduled bouts are scheduled to take place at Mandalayan Arena in Las Angeles, California.
“It’s the biggest card that’s going to happen, but there’s a lot more on the line in Las, too,” White said, noting that UFC 160 is scheduled to open on Saturday, February 19.
“There’s going a lot on the table there, and we’re going have a lot to announce.”UFC on FOX is set to be the first pay-per-view event for the promotion since its debut in 2013, and White has previously said the event is being “scored for the highest level of action” that the promotion has ever had.
On Monday, White also said that the UFC is preparing for a “major event” in North Korea, but he didn’t provide further details.
In addition to Silva, the UFC 160 card also includes:Tristen Critchfield (17-5 MMA, 3-3 UFC) vs. Michael Johnson (21-5-1 MMA, 6-3-1 UFC)Travis Browne (17 of 18 MMA, 2-0 UFC) at Travis Browne vs. Benson Henderson (24-7 MMA, 11-5 UFC)Alex Garcia (13-1-1, 1 NC) vs and Anthony Johnson (16-4 MMA, 7-3 NC)Anthony Pettis (10-0 MMA, 1-0 NC) at Matt Mitrione (10 of 13 MMA, 0-0-1 NC)Chris Camozzi (11-1) vs Michael McDonald (9-3 MMA, 4-3 USADA)Sergio Pettis vs. Alexander Gustafsson (5-3)Ricardo Lamas (4-1), Jake Ellenberger (4 of 6 MMA, 8-2 UFC) and Alex White (2-1: 1 NC, 0 UFC) will face off.
Tickets for UFC 161 are still available on Ticketmaster.com and StubHub.