Brazil really is quite a hotbed for Mixed Martial Arts over the last few years, with no signs of it cooling down as long as the UFC continues to bring them events with local heroes on the card. UFC on FX 8 is slated to be headlined by Vitor Belfort against Luke Rockhold and saw fans hitting the box offices hard and fast for the Santa Catarina, Brazil-based card.
According to Lorenzo Fertita on MMAJunkie Radio this afternoon the event was an “immediate sellout,” with tickets just flying out the door as soon as they went on sale. This is yet another event under held in Brazil since they signed their broadcast television deal with Globo to air live fights, where they’ve seen massive numbers, like 40 – 50 million viewers. This will of course air live in the United States on FX as well.