According to Rogers Sportsnet, Toronto is set to host another significant mixed martial arts event in UFC 140 on December 10.
Unlike UFC 129 which took place at Toronto’s Rogers Centre, in front of a record crowd of 55,724, UFC 140 will take place at Toronto’s Air Canada Centre, with a capacity of only 19,800.
This is a bit of a puzzling move by White, because you would think by hosting an Ultimate Fighting event at the larger venue in Toronto’s Rogers Centre, it would generate more revenue.
Sportsnet is also reporting that the event is expected to include a pair of Ontario fighters–featherweight Matt Hominick of Thamesford, Ontario and welterweight Sean Pierson of Toronto.
The card may not include Calgary’s Nick Ring or Quebec’s George St. Pierre. Ring, who is 12-0 in the middleweight division, is scheduled to fight Tim Boetsch of Lincolnville, Maine in UFC 135 on September 24 in Denver, Colorado. While St. Pierre, of Saint-Isidore, Quebec, who currently is the Welterweight Champion, is next scheduled to fight Nick Diaz of Stockton, California in Las Vegas on October 29 for UFC 137.