(#11) JAMES VICK vs. (#14) PAUL FELDER
(#15) MYLES JURY vs CHAD MENDES
TICKETS FOR UFC FIGHT NIGHT®: DOS SANTOS vs. IVANOV
AT CENTURYLINK ARENA GO ON SALE FRIDAY, MAY 18
Las Vegas – UFC® will debut in Boise, Ida. with a thrilling heavyweight main event between former championJunior Dos Santos and dangerous newcomerBlagoy Ivanov. In the co-main, lightweight contenders collide, as No. 11 James Vick battles No.14Paul Felder.UFC FIGHT NIGHT®: DOS SANTOS vs. IVANOV takes place at CenturyLink Arena on Saturday, July 14 and will air live on FS1.
Back in action following a one-year hiatus, Dos Santos (18-5, fighting out of Salvador, Brazil) is gunning to get back in the title mix. The vicious KO artist has beaten some of the biggest names in the heavyweight division. He holds impressive victories over current champ Stipe Miocic, and former titleholders Cain Velasquez, Fabricio Werdum and Frank Mir. He now looks to reassert himself as a heavyweight threat.
A champion outside the UFC, Ivanov (16-1, fighting out of Sofia, Bulgaria) aims to make a statement in his anticipated debut. In 2008, he captured the World Sambo championship, which included a win against Fedor Emelianenko. During his MMA career, Ivanov has netted victories over former UFC champ Ricco Rodriguez, Lavar Johnson and Shawn Jordan. A win over Dos Santos will immediately thrust him into the UFC title picture.
The co-main event will see a pair of exciting lightweight contenders jockey for a crack at the division’s top 10.
Currently riding a four-fight win streak, Vick (13-1, fighting out of Fort Worth, Tex.) hopes to catapult himself further up the 155-pound rankings. During his impressive run, he’s dispatched Francisco Trinaldo, Joseph Duffy, Polo Reyes and Abel Trujillo. With momentum on his side, The Ultimate Fighter veteran now plans to slay “The Irish Dragon.”
No stranger to spectacular runs, Felder (15-3, fighting out of Philadelphia, Penn.) has delivered three consecutive knockout victories. The talented striker’s vicious elbows were on full display as he stopped Charles Oliveira, Stevie Ray and Alessandro Ricci. With Vick in his sights, Felder’s focused on delivering yet another show-stealing performance.
Additional bouts on the card include:
• No.15-featherweight contender Myles Jury (17-2, fighting out of San Diego, Calif.) welcomes back two-time title challengerChad Mendes (17-4, fighting out of Sacramento, Calif.)
• No.10-ranked featherweight contender Darren Elkins (24-5, fighting out of Portage, Ind.) faces rising prospectAlexander Volkanovski (17-1, fighting out of Windang, Australia)
• No.6-ranked women’s bantamweight contender Cat Zingano (9-3, fighting out of Denver, Colo.) takes on surging No.7Marion Reneau (9-3-1, fighting out of Visalia, Calif.)
• No.8-ranked women’s flyweight contender Liz Carmouche (10-6, fighting out of San Diego, Calif.) looks to spoil the debut of Invicta FC championJennifer Maia (15-4-1, fighting out of Curitiba, Brazil)
• Entertaining flyweight Justin Scoggins (11-4, fighting out of Spartanburg, S.C.) battles newcomerSaid Nurmagomedov (11-1, fighting out of Makhachkala, Russia)
For the latest information on additional bouts for this event, please visit www.ufc.com. All bouts live and subject to change.
Visit the UFC® Press Portal for information and content to support your UFC coverage.
UFC FIGHT NIGHT®: DOS SANTOS vs. IVANOV will air live on FS1 at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT on Saturday, July 14, with the prelims kicking off the evening on FS1 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT and on UFC FIGHT PASS® at 6:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. ET/2:30 p.m. PT.
Tickets for UFC FIGHT NIGHT®: DOS SANTOS vs. IVANOV go on sale Friday, May 18 at 10 a.m. MT and are priced at $162, $122, $87 and $67 (does not include fees). Tickets are available for purchase online atcenturylinkarenaboise.com. Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person.
UFC Fight Club® members will have the opportunity to purchase tickets Wednesday, May 16 at 10 a.m. MT via the websitewww.ufcfightclub.com. A special Internet ticket pre-sale will be available to UFC newsletter subscribers Thursday, May 17 starting at 10 a.m. MT. To access this presale, users must register for the UFC newsletter throughUFC.com.
UFC® is a premium global sports brand and the largest Pay-Per-View event provider in the world. Celebrating its 25th Anniversary in 2018, UFC boasts more than 278 million fans worldwide and has produced over 400 events in 21 countries since its inception in 1993. Acquired in 2016 by global sports, entertainment and fashion leader Endeavor (formerly WME | IMG), together with strategic partners Silver Lake Partners and KKR, UFC is headquartered in Las Vegas with a network of employees around the world. UFC produces more than 40 live events annually that consistently sell out some of the most prestigious arenas around the globe, while programming is broadcast in over 163 countries and territories to more than 1.1 billion TV households worldwide in 35 different languages. UFC FIGHT PASS®, a digital subscription service, delivers exclusive live events, thousands of fights on-demand and original content to fans around the world. For more information, visitUFC.com and follow UFC at Facebook.com/UFC, Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram: @UFC.
CenturyLink Arena has served as the hub of downtown Boise’s sports and music entertainment since opening its doors in the fall of 1997, hosting an average of 100 events annually and welcoming over 5.5 million attendees in 21 years. With bowl seating for 5,000 people and additional floor seating for select events, the arena is home to Idaho Steelheads hockey and the Front Street Fights mixed mar¬tial arts promotion. In two decades in Boise, CenturyLink Arena has hosted basketball, hockey, arena football, indoor soccer, Motocross, boxing, and gymnastics events. The arena also hosts numerous concerts, trade shows, and conventions each year. CenturyLink Arena is attached to the Grove Hotel, Boise’s only four-diamond hotel.
Press Contact for UFC:
Press Contact for CenturyLink Arena: