By: Jamie Penick, MMATorch Editor-in-Chief
Fans in Toronto this week for UFC 129 will have an opportunity to take part in a historic gathering of UFC Champions on Friday, as for the first time ever all seven UFC Champions will appear together in a special “Super 7” presentation at the Ricoh Coliseum in Toronto.
The gathering will precede the weigh-ins for UFC 129, which will take place immediately following the presentation. Both events will be streamed on UFC.com.
According to the UFC’s release on Tuesday, “UFC Bantamweight Champion Dominick Cruz, Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo, Lightweight Champion Frankie Edgar, Welterweight Champion Georges St-Pierre, Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva, Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones and Heavyweight Champion Cain Velasquez will take part in a media photo opportunity and participate in a special presentation on stage.”
“We wanted to give fans a truly once-in-a-lifetime chance to see all seven UFC champions gathered together and we couldn?t think of a better place to do it than in Toronto,” UFC President Dana White said. “The entire week is going to be crazy. From the community events to the Fan Expo to 55,000 people at Rogers Centre for UFC 129, I am really looking forward to taking over the city of Toronto.”
UFC 129 then takes place from the Rogers Centre this Saturday night in front of a record sold-out crowd of 55,000 fans. Headlining the card is the Welterweight Championship fight between Georges St. Pierre and Jake Shields.