UFC On Versus 2 “Jones vs Matyushenko” Moved To San Diego from Salt Lake City

ufc on versus 2 promo poster

The UFC pulls a switch on the UFC on Versus 2 fight card in Salt Lake City on Aug. 1, moving the whole event to San Diego. In a UFC press release, UFC President Dana White cites poor ticket sales for the switch.

“Our television ratings in Salt Lake City have always been strong. When we finally found the opportunity to bring a UFC event there with a great card, I was very surprised and disappointed in ticket sales. As a result, for the first time in UFC history, I decided to pull the plug and move this August 1st event to the San Diego Sports Arena.”

Their has also been rumors the “Mormon Influences” were to blame for the change in venue.


  1. MexiCAN

    June 15, 2010 at 12:00 am

    Mormons can't afford the tickets, they have to many wives to feed. Now you know how we feel, with 9 kids running around.

  2. dane

    June 15, 2010 at 5:51 am

    i live in salt lake city this bums me out


    June 15, 2010 at 6:39 am

    should have bought a ticket, then you'd be broke and bummed

  4. Ryan S

    June 15, 2010 at 8:27 am

    Does anyone know what the rest of the card looks like?

  5. Miko

    June 15, 2010 at 8:33 am

    Ryan S: the card looks decent for a freebie.


  6. The Real MexiCAN

    June 15, 2010 at 8:41 am

    Hey Ryan,

    I know what you are saying. I posted yesterday for the first time under MexiCAN but I only posted twice. Someone else has since typed all kind of stuff, making fun of just about everyone and those were not my posts. Some people have to much time on their hands. Anyway, I just changed my name to "The Real Mexican". I would not be surprised if someone does it again but it is worth a shot.

    Anyway, the card looks pretty good. The rest of the main card is:

    Mark Munoz VS Yushin Okami

    John Howard VS Jake Ellenberger

    Joe Stevenson VS Takonori Gomi

    It should be good follow-up event to the first Versus show.

  7. Miko

    June 15, 2010 at 9:12 am

    I can't wait for this card. I am picking Okami, Jake, and Gomi. I am planning a UFC party.

  8. Miko

    June 15, 2010 at 9:32 am

    The Janitor is also going to upset Jones…you all watch and see.

  9. CobraClutch

    June 15, 2010 at 9:43 am

    Where's the party going to be? I would like to go. :)

  10. Ryan S

    June 15, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    I'm gonna say jones by illegal 12 o'clock elbow to the face lol

  11. Kung Fu Panda

    June 16, 2010 at 5:48 am

    After Jone's win, he has to move to the top of the division. He should go up against Forrest, Evans, or Jackson.

  12. Abbott

    June 16, 2010 at 5:56 am

    I think the UFC is pacing him slower than that Panda, perhaps he'll begin that marathon in another year or so. He is an excellent fighter…

  13. Kung Fu Panda

    June 16, 2010 at 6:24 am

    Yeah…and they will most likely keep him away from Bader. Who else would they match him up against? He already has won 3 or 4 fights, there can't be too many more 205'ers…I gues they can let him beat on Tito. Luiz Cain, Jardine, and Nog would really be the next guys for him.

  14. Kung Fu Panda

    June 16, 2010 at 6:27 am

    Little Nog that is…plus I forgot Thiago Silva.

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