UFC 53

UFC® Returns To Atlantic City For UFC 53: Heavy Hitters; Tickets Go On Sale Monday, April 18

 Andrei Arlovski defends his interim heavyweight belt


June 4, 2005

Boardwalk Hall

Atlantic City, New Jersey


Las Vegas - There's going to be some heavy hitting taking place on June 4 at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City,

NJ, when Andrei Arlovski puts his interim heavyweight belt on the line in UFC 53: Heavy Hitters. Tickets for

the action-packed 8-fight event, priced at $350, $250, $150, $75 and $35, will go on sale Monday, April 18 at

the Boardwalk Hall box office in Atlantic City, at all Ticketmaster locations, www.ticketmaster.com or by

calling 1-800-736-1420. For general information, call 609-348-7000. Tickets are subject to transaction fees.

Trump Plaza Hotel & Casino, Trump Marina and Trump Taj Mahal are the hosts of the event.


UFC 53: Heavy Hitters will be available LIVE on pay-per-view at 10 p.m. EDT on iNDemand, DirecTV, Dish

Network, TVN, Echostar, Bell ExpressVu and Viewers Choice Canada. The suggested retail price is $34.95.


Arlovski's opponent and the remainder of the card will be announced as the bouts become official.


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Historic Boardwalk Hall, which first opened in 1929, received a $90 million renovation to transform the

building into a modern special events arena capable of variable seating for up to 13,800 people. The facility is

the home to an array of events including concerts, boxing, family shows, and Atlantic City's signature event,

Miss America. Visit us at www.boardwalkhall.com. for more information. Boardwalk Hall is an SMG-

managed facility.



- News release from the UFC website with some editing from us (color, highlights, etc...)


card subject to change