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UFC Plans Return To Orlando In Wake Of Strong Ticket Sales For Saturday Card

04 / 18 / 14

UFC on Saturday makes its first foray into Orlando with an event at Amway Center, and the level of promotion for the event marks a "drastic change" from previous shows in South Florida that left UC President Dana White "less than pleased," according to Brian Linder of the Daytona Beach NEWS-JOURNAL....

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03/11/14
Police Doubled For Boston Marathon Route

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03/11/14
CAA Tournament Attendance Disappoints

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03/11/14
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03/10/14
U.S. Likely To Set World Cup Attendance Record

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03/10/14
Indy 500 Changes Qualifying Procedures

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