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Fans invited to MGM Grand for UFC media event with Georges St. Pierre

UFC World Tour begins in Las Vegas today


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Georges St. Pierre answers a question during a news conference to announce the card for UFC 137, including his fight against Nick Diaz, Wednesday, September 7, 2011 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center. Diaz was pulled from the fight and replaced with Carlos Condit due to multiple failed media appearances, missed company flights and general disappearance.

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Chris Weidman celebrates his victory over Anderson Silva after their middleweight title fight at UFC 162 Saturday, July 6, 2013 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Weidman upset Silva with a second round knockout, taking the belt Silva has held since 2006. Launch slideshow »

The UFC will embark on a weeklong international press tour to promote the year’s remaining pay-per-view events starting Monday.

The first stop is Las Vegas. Welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre and No. 1 contender Johny Hendricks are scheduled to appear at noon today in the MGM Grand lobby for a press conference.

The event is free and open to the public.

St. Pierre and Hendricks will face off in the main event of UFC 167 on Nov. 16 at MGM Grand Garden Arena. It’s one of two straight major fight cards slated for the venue.

UFC 168 will be held Dec. 28 at the MGM with a rematch between Chris Weidman and Anderson Silva for the middleweight title headlining and a women’s bantamweight championship pitting rivals Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate in the co-main event.

Rousey and Tate partake in press stops in Los Angeles and Chicago later in the week while St. Pierre and Hendricks are off to Los Angeles, New York, Montreal and Dallas after Las Vegas.

The tour stretches as far as Stockholm, where UFC 165 light heavyweight competitors Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson hold a media session Thursday before wrapping up Friday in Rio de Janeiro.

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