By: Jamie Penick, MMATorch Editor-in-Chief
The UFC’s first ever trip to Pittsburgh, Penn. comes this June, as UFC on Versus 4 takes place from the Consol Energy Center on June 26.
The UFC on Tuesday announced the event, along with the top three fights for the card, and tickets will go on sale this week for the event.
Headlined by the welterweight debut of Nate “The Great” Marquardt in a bout with Anthony “Rumble” Johnson, the card will also feature heavyweight bouts in Pat Barry vs. Cheick Kongo and Christian Morecraft vs. Matt Mitrione.
“Nate Marquardt is an incredible athlete and his size and strength could make him a force in the UFC welterweight division,” UFC President Dana White said in Tuesday’s release. “He’s not getting an easy fight for his first time at 170 pounds though. ‘Rumble’ has knockout power and great wrestling, and will make a huge statement if he beats Nate.
“I really love the Barry-Kongo fight,” White continued. “Both of these guys love to stand and trade and both come from kickboxing backgrounds. I expect it to be a war in that fight.”
Tickets for the card range from $50.00 to $250.00, and go on sale to the general public this Saturday, April 23. UFC Fight Club members get their first crack at tickets this Thursday, April 21, while UFC newsletter subscribers will have a presale on Friday, April 22.