World Extreme Cagefighting® (WEC™) announced today that two world titles will be on the line on Wednesday, September 10 at 6 p.m. when the organization makes its initial foray into the great state of Florida. In the main event, WEC Featherweight Champion “The California Kid” Urijah Faber defends his title against Florida’s own Mike Brown, and in the co-featured bout, WEC Middleweight Champion Paulo “Eli” Filho returns to action to battle Chael Sonnen in their highly anticipated rematch. This championship doubleheader will take place at Hard Rock Live at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida.
URIJAH FABER vs. MIKE BROWN
PAULO FILHO vs. CHAEL SONNEN
LIVE ON VERSUS 9 P.M EST/6 P.M PST
Tickets Go on Sale Monday, July 21 at Noon
The WEC brand is recognized as one of the premier mixed martial arts organizations in the United States. Founded in 2001, the WEC features many of the most prominent athletes in the sport of mixed martial arts today.
Tickets cost $175, $125, $100 & $50* All seats are reserved and available at the Hard Rock Live Box Office, open Monday – Saturday from noon to 7pm and on Sunday – only open on event days at noon. Tickets also are available at all Ticketmaster outlets online at www.ticketmaster.com or charge by phone: Miami-Dade (305) 358-5885, Broward (954) 523-3309, and Palm Beach (561) 966-3309. Doors open one-hour prior to show start time. *Additional fees may apply.
The Seminole Tribe of Florida Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum is opening one of its traveling exhibits JACKPOT! Seminole Gaming From Then Until Now, July 25th in the Seminole Hard Rock Tampa South Garage/casino entrance walkway. The exhibit will be on display through September 2008 and features a complete historical perspective on tribal sovereignty and Seminole gaming and also a video with interviews from senior members of the Seminole Tribe of Florida. The Jackpot! exhibition is free and open to the public 24 hours a day.
“This exhibit offers an incredible interactive experience for the Tampa Bay community to get up close to Seminole Tribal history,” said Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino President John Fontana.
Members of the press are invited to attend the VIP unveiling of the exhibit on Friday, July 25th. The VIP unveiling includes food and drinks at Plum Lounge at 6pm and a guided tour of the exhibit at 7pm. Please call Gina Morales to RSVP at 813.627.7771.