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UFC 134 Open Workouts- Copacabana Beach

UFC 134 Open Workouts- Copacabana Beach

August 20, 2011

Rumors have swirled as of late regarding the possibility of the UFC 134 weigh-ins taking place under an open sky on Copacabana Beach. While the promotion nixed that possibility, fans will receive a consolation prize at the open workouts on Aug.24, as several main card competitors will showcase their skills on the shoreline.

Rio de Janeiro’s Tourism Secretary, Antonio Pedro Figueira de Mello, told “O Globo” newspaper on Friday that he had reached a deal with the UFC to build an Octagon specially for the event, which will feature displays from Anderson SilvaYushin Okami,Mauricio “Shogun” RuaForrest GriffinAntonio Rodrigo Nogueira and Brendan Schaubprior to their bouts.

“It’s an opportunity for those who didn’t buy tickets to see a little bit of the spectacle,” said De Mello, who did not reveal the kickoff time for Wednesday’s proceedings.

Also known as UFC “Rio,” the event goes down Saturday, Aug. 27, from the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Gates will open at 4 p.m. (ET). The prelims are scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. (ET), while the main card begins at 9 p.m. (ET), airing live on pay-per-view in the United States.

Source: Sherdog