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Georges St-Pierre to defend title vs. Nick Diaz at UFC 158 in Montreal

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

GSP is getting his wish.

Fresh off his comeback win over Carlos Condit one month ago, Georges St-Pierre is returning to the Octagon in the spring. The reigning welterweight champion is set to fight Nick Diaz in a title bout at the Bell Centre on March 16, 2013. It’s a fight that St-Pierre has been gunning for in the aftermath of his successful title defence in November, a rematch after Diaz was pulled from their UFC 137 matchup due to Diaz’s no-show at promotional events and then injury forcing St-Pierre out of another matchup back in February.

The bout between GSP and Diaz has clearly touched a nerve with the normally statesman-like St-Pierre, who was quoted as saying that Diaz has “made it personal and I personally can’t wait”. There’s bad blood between the two fighters, which should make for an especially interesting match-up come March.

Other matchups on the UFC 158 card include other welterweight bouts between Canadian Rory MacDonald and Carlos Condit, as well as Johny Hendricks taking on Jake Ellenberger. Public onsales start January 19th, but fans can pre-order their UFC 158 tickets with ShowTimeTickets.com, where you can get any ticket, any time for all the best events worldwide!

Buy your UFC 158 tickets today and don’t miss out on an old-fashioned grudge match!

Cirque du Soleil’s “Amaluna” blends feminist-themed Tempest with circus

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

Cirque du Soleil is world-renowned for its dazzling combination of circus acrobatics, theatrical storytelling and unmatched production value in costumes and live music. What began as a small touring troupe is now one of Canada’s most recognizable and successful entertainment exports, with shows in over 40 countries.

Cirque’s latest North American production Amaluna is currently performing under their trademark blue-and-yellow tent at Vancouver’s Concord Pacific Place. The show is inspired by the Shakespearean tale The Tempest, following a group of men washed ashore upon a mysterious island populated by goddesses. A princess of the island eventually falls in love with one of the men and the show’s acts follow the trials of the ensuing romance.

The show has garnered rave reviews (see: The Straight and Vancouver Sun) from the press praising the show’s plot, cast, and of course, the circus stunts and acts that have made Cirque so famous. Highlights – if one can pick one out of the many – include women traipsing on tight-wires in high heels, aerial scenes with actors careening over the audience’s heads, and a steamy, borderline-PG waterbowl contortionist act.

Amaluna is on an extended run at Vancouver’s Concord Pacific Place until January 20th, 2013, and is slated to perform in Calgary and Edmonton in the spring. Order your Cirque du Soleil tickets today and experience an unforgettable show like no other!

2013 Davis Cup back in Vancouver

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

After a successful run this past February, the Davis Cup is returning to Vancouver. From February 1st to 3rd, some of the world’s best tennis players will descend upon the Doug Mitchell Sports Centre at the University of British Columbia.
The Davis Cup tournament is the premier international team event in men’s tennis, and this year’s event pits Spain against Canada. While it’s not clear whether top-ranked Spaniard Rafael Nadal will make the trip to Vancouver – players have not yet been named to teams – team Canada is still guaranteed to be in tough against the #1-ranked tennis nation in the world.

Tennis fans will not want to miss out as the best players in the sport descend on the UBC court this February – order your Davis Cup Tickets today with ShowTimeTickets.com, where We Are Never Sold Out!