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UFC 261 will be the first event since the outbreak of the pandemic that all tickets have been sold out.
Dana White recently revealed that the promotion is returning to Jacksonville for the UFC 261 composite card and will have full capacity. Unsurprisingly, tickets for the event sold out in minutes, and Dana White reported that it was one of the fastest selling out in UFC history. The event will also set the record for the highest attendance at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville.
Thank you UFC fans!!!— danawhite (@danawhite) March 26, 2021
– Sold out in minutes. One of the fastest sell outs in UFC history.
– Arena record for highest gross.
– 15k attendance
I will see you in Jacksonville pic.twitter.com/mPwmOf4Saa
“Thank you UFC fans!!! – Sold out in minutes. One of the fastest sell outs in UFC history. – Arena record for highest gross. – 15k attendance I will see you in Jacksonville,” White tweeted.
While some are critical that the UFC is running the event at full capacity and the pandemic is still there, it would be nice if fans returned to the arena at UFC 261. There is no doubt that many fighters are creating crowds to fan the game. them. But after a year of absence or limited fan presence, it will be a little strange to see a full house again.
In the main event of UFC 261 on April 24, Kamaru Usman and Jorge Masvidal are set to get revenge even a year after their first fight. The two first met at UFC 251 in July on Fight Island, where Masvidal took the fight six days before the meeting and was defeated by decision. Although it was a dominant victory for Usman, he said he wanted a rematch with Gamebred because he wanted to finish him off this time.
Also on the folded UFC 261 card is Valentina Shevchenko defending her flyweight title against Jessica Andrade. Weili Zhang will also defend his light heavyweight title for the second time against former champion Rose Namajunas. In addition, Chris Weidman will have a rematch with Uriah Hall, while Anthony Smith will fight Jimmy Crute to complete the main card.