Originally published at UFC announces sell-out for UFC 261 on 4/24 in Jacksonville, Florida
After two-days of pre-sales, the UFC announced a sell-out of the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena shortly after the public on-sale began Friday at 10 am ET.
The UFC posted a graphic proclaiming the sell-out and setting a new gate record at the venue in the process.
It will be the first event held at full capacity by the UFC since the pandemic began last March with 15,000 expected to attend UFC 261 on Saturday, April 24th.
Those purchasing tickets were made aware of the following assumption of risk by the promotion:
The Holder fully understand and agrees that the Holder’s travel to and from the Event and the arena in which the Event is held (the “Arena”), movement within the Arena and attendance at the Event (collectively, the “Holder Activities”) may lead to exposure to COVID-19 and that the contraction of COVID-19 may result in severe and permanent damage to the health of the Holder and/or others, including, but not limited to death, fever, weight loss, irreversible pulmonary, respiratory and/or neurological system damage, loss of taste or smell, mental or emotional distress, temporary or permanent disability, loss of income, loss of employment, loss of financial or other opportunities, medical expenses, which may or may not be covered by insurance, cleaning expenses, mandatory self-quarantine, loss of licenses or similar approvals by any regulatory or self-regulatory body to which the Holder or any of the Releasing Parties (as defined below) is subject, investigation and /or prosecution by civil, criminal or other regulatory authorities and other harms and lost opportunities, whether economic, reputational or otherwise (collectively, the “Harms”).
UFC 261 is headlined by a rematch for the UFC Welterweight Championship with Kamaru Usman defending against Jorge Masvidal. It will also feature a Women’s Flyweight Championship fight between Valentina Shevchenko and Jessica Andrade, and UFC Women’s Strawweight Champion Zhang Weili defending against Rose Namajunas.