UFC World Tour Stops in Montreal August 1 with GSP and Hendricks *Open to the Public*

July 23, 2013


UFC World Tour Stops in Montreal August 1 with GSP and Hendricks *Open to the Public*

Montreal, Canada – The Ultimate Fighting Championship® will host a press conference with UFC® welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre and No.1 contender Johny Hendricks in Montreal on the Canadian stop of its 2013 World Tour. The press conference, which is FREE and open to the public, takes place Thursday, August 1 at 12:30 p.m. ET at complexe Desjardins and will be hosted by Tom Wright, UFC director of operations forCanada, Australia and New Zealand.

Fighters will be on hand to discuss their upcoming Pay-Per-View title fight at UFC® 167: ST-PIERRE VS. HENDRICKS, which takes place on November 16, 2013 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.


WHO:                      Georges St-Pierre, UFC welterweight champion

Johny Hendricks, UFC welterweight No. 1 contender

                                  Tom Wright, UFC Director of Operations, Canada, Australia & New Zealand


WHAT:                       UFC® World Tour Press Conference


WHERE:                     complexe Desjardins – Grande-Place

                                        150 Sainte-Catherine Street West

                                       Montréal, Québec, H2X 3Y2


WHEN:                       Thursday, August 1 – 12:30 p.m. ET/ 9:30 a.m. PT


UFC® 167: ST-PIERRE vs. HENDRICKS takes place Saturday, November 16 at The MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, where the longest-reigning champion in the UFC, welterweight king Georges St-Pierre, returns to the Octagon® to face No.1 contender Johny Hendricks. “GSP” will be fighting in the United States for the first time in three-and-a-half years, taking on perhaps his most dangerous challenger to date in the sledge-hammer handed “Big Rigg”.  Tickets go on sale Friday, August 2 at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling (800) 745-3000.

 In addition, several athletes from Montreal’s sport community will also be attending the event, including UFC welterweight Patrick Coté, Olympic medallists Nicolas Gill and Antoine Valois-Fortier, former world champion boxer Lucien Buté, and Canadian boxing coach Stéphan Larouche (attendance subject to change).



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