UFC 189 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP TOUR DATES SET

Las Vegas – Undisputed UFC® featherweight champion Jose Aldo and challenger Conor McGregor will embark on a world press tour spanning eight cities in five countries over the course of 12 days to promote their upcoming championship bout at UFC® 189:ALDO vs. McGREGOR on Saturday, July 11 at MGM Grand Garden Arena. The co-main event featuring newly cemented welterweight champion Robbie Lawler and the division’s No. 2 contender Rory MacDonald will also make appearances on the tour.

UFC® 189 will serve as the culminating event of the world’s largest MMA fan experience, International Fight Week, which takes place in Las Vegas – the home of the UFC. 

UFC® 189 World Championship Tour Schedule

(ALL TIMES LOCAL)

  March 20 – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Press Conference – 2 p.m. at Maracanazinho Arena

o   Participants: Aldo and McGregor

o   Event is free and open to the public; live streamed atwww.ufc.com

March 23 – Las Vegas Press Tour

o   Participants: Aldo and McGregor

March 24 – Los Angeles  Press Tour

o   Participants: Aldo and McGregor

March 25 – Boston Press Conference – 5:30 p.m. at The Strand Theater

o   Participants: Aldo and McGregor

o   Event is free and open to the public

 March 26 – New York City Press Conference – 5 p.m. at Beacon Theater

o   Participants: Aldo, McGregor, Lawler and MacDonald

o   Event is free and open to the public

March 27 – Toronto, Ontario, Canada Press Conference – 4 p.m. at Eaton Centre (Mac Court Fountain)

o   Participants: Aldo, McGregor, Lawler and MacDonald

o   Event is free and open to the public

March 29 – McGregor to attend UEFA European Championship in Dublin, Ireland

o   2016 Qualifying round of UEFA European Championship: Republic of Ireland vs. Poland at Aviva Stadium in Dublin

March 29 – Aldo to attend FIFA International Match featuring Brazil in London, England

o   FIFA International friendly featuring Brazil vs. Chile at the Emirates Stadium in London

March 30 – London, England Press Conference – Location TBA

o   Participants: Aldo and McGregor

o   Event is closed to the public

March 31 – Dublin, Ireland – Fan Event – Convention Centre Dublin

o   Participants: Aldo and McGregor  

o   Event is free and open to the public

For more information or current fight news, visit www.ufc.com.  All bouts live and subject to change.

Headlining UFC’s International Fight Week is UFC®189: ALDO vs. McGREGOR, presented by Bud Light®, which takes place Saturday, July 11 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. It’s a championship doubleheader as second-ranked pound-for-pound fighter and reigning featherweight champion Jose Aldo looks to remain the division’s only title holder when he goes for a seventh consecutive defense against rising star Conor McGregor, undefeated in the UFC and winner of 13 straight.  Plus, newly crowned welterweight champion Robbie Lawler attempts his first UFC title defense against No. 2 contender Rory MacDonald. Tickets forUFC® 189 are on sale Friday, March 27 at 10 a.m. PT at UFCFIGHTWEEK.com.

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