UFC announces 20th anniversary tour

The UFC will celebrate its 20th anniversary with a 20-day
journey across North America, all leading into UFC 167 on Nov.
16.

UFC president Dana White made the announcement during the UFC
166 post-fight press conference in Houston.

The “20 Days to UFC 167” tour is set to begin in
Denver, the site of the inaugural UFC event, which was held on Nov.
12, 1993 and sparked immediate interest in a spectacle that was
then known as “ultimate fighting” but morphed into
mixed martial arts. The tour will go on to visit numerous cities
that have played a role in historic events as well as others that
are being targeted for future shows.

It will end in Las Vegas, where the UFC will celebrate the
milestone anniversary with a card headlined by UFC welterweight
champion Georges St-Pierre facing No. 1 contender Johny
Hendricks.

Among those that are scheduled to take part in the tour are UFC
champions St-Pierre and Jon “Bones” Jones, legends
Chuck Liddell and Matt Hughes, and current stars including Michael
Bisping, Johny Hendricks, Chael Sonnen and Rashad Evans. Host
cities will include Montreal, Los Angeles, New York and Chicago,
among others.

The tour dates are below.

Oct. 28 – Donald Cerrrone and Cat Zingano conduct a media tour
in Denver

Oct. 28 – Georges St-Pierre holds a media day in Montreal

Oct. 28 – Johny Hendricks holds a media day in Dallas

Oct. 29 – Forrest Griffin holds a press tour in Philadelphia

Oct. 29 – Matt Hughes conducts a media tour in Chicago and
meets with the Chicago Bears

Oct. 29 – Jon Jones does a press tour in Washington, D.C.

Oct. 30 – Forrest Griffin press tour in Atlanta

Oct. 30 – Matt Hughes and Stipe Miocic hold a press tour in
Cleveland, then meet members of the Cleveland Browns

Oct. 31 – Matt Brown press tour in Detroit

Nov. 1 – Brendan Schabu visits the North Carolina State
football team in Raleigh, N.C.

Nov. 2 – Daniel Cormier and Luke Rockhold sign autographs at
the UFC Gym in Concord, Calif.

Nov. 3 – Michael Bisping signs autographs at the UFC Gym in
Rosemead, Calif.

Nov. 4 – Gilbert Melendez visits the campuses of Youtube and
Twitter in California’s Bay Area.

Nov. 4 – Josh Koscheck conducts a press tour in San
Francisco.

Nov. 5 – Tyron Woodley conducts a press tour in St. Louis,
then meets with members of the Rams

Nov. 5 – Matt Hughes visits the Anheuser-Busch headquarters
in St. Louis.

Nov. 5 – UFC premieres “Fighting for a Generation: 20
Years of the UFC” on FOX

Nov. 6 – Daniel Cormier press tour in New Orleans, followed
by meeting with New Orleans Saints

Nov. 6 – UFC Fight for the Troops from Fort Campbell,
Kentucky.

Nov. 7 – Daniel Cormier and Erik Perez visit San Antonio,
Texas.

Nov. 7 – Phil Davis visits the campus of Penn State at State
College, Penn.

Nov. 8 – Phil Davis press tour in Pittsburgh, followed by
meeting with Pittsburgh Steelers.

Nov. 9 – Chuck Liddell autograph session at UFC Gym in
Torrance, Calif.

Nov. 9 – UFC Fight Night: Belfort vs. Henderson in Goiania,
Brazil

Nov. 10 – UFC releases 20 greatest knockouts of all time at
UFC.com

Nov. 11 – Chael Sonnen press tour in Los Angeles

Nov. 11 – Rashad Evans press tour in New York City

Nov. 12 – Press tour in Phoenix

Nov. 12 – Community event at Three Square in Las Vegas

Nov. 13 – UFC 167 open workouts in Las Vegas

Nov. 14 – UFC 167 press conference in Las Vegas

Nov. 15 – UFC 167 weigh-ins in Las Vegas

Nov. 16 – UFC 167 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas