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Fighters Travel the World in Preparation for UFC 189

Posted by Rory Harris on Apr 13, 2015 9:00:00 AM
It will be a major clash of cultures at UFC® 189 for the end of UFC’s International Fight Week! In preparation for the huge event, some of the biggest names of UFC® 189 took to a worldwide tour in eight different cities, in five different countries!
Fighters Travel the World in Preparation for UFC 189The UFC® hit their biggest fighter hotspots: Brazil, United States, Canada, England, and Ireland.
 

UFC® 189 will feature the undisputed featherweight champion, Jose Aldo, and his challenger, The Phenomenon, Conor McGregor. 

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UFC® All Around the World

The tour began March 20, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil at the Maracanazinho Arena. They then went on to Las Vegas for a media-focused stop before heading to Los Angeles and Boston.
UFC® All Around the WorldCurrent welterweight champion, Robbie Lawler, and number two welterweight contender, Rory Macdonald, also went on a tour of their own starting March 24. The two visited Vancouver and Calgary, Alberta Canada.
 
The four fighters then joined together to New York City, Toronto and Ontario to spread the MMA love.

McGregor made an appearance at the UEFA European Championship in Dublin, Ireland and the FIFA International Match. McGregor, a media darling, has been eating up his newfound concentrated fame.

Finally, Aldo and McGregor held a press conference in London on March 30, before spending the last day of the month in Dublin at a fan event.

UFC® 189

While Aldo will work to maintain his belt for the seventh time, McGregor is confident he will be swiping the featherweight throne. The Irish McGregor has been very vocal about the confidence he has in his ability to be the next featherweight champion.

The two’s highly anticipated fight will be co-headlined by Lawler’s first title defense against the rising Macdonald.

Other fights on the card:

Dennis Bermudez vs Jeremy Stephens
Gunnar Nelson vs John Hathaway
Brandon Thatch vs John Howard
Mike Swick vs Alex Garcia

UFC® 189 will take place July 11, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas after the eventful International Fight Week.

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UFC International Fight Week is the largest mixed martial arts celebration in the world. Fans will have the chance to meet fighters, and attend parties and concerts throughout the city with MMA celebrities and fellow UFC® fans. 

The 2015 UFC International Fight Week will be in Vegas July 7-11. 

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