SAN JOSE -- Tickets are selling briskly for Saturday's UFC on Fox 7 event at HP Pavilion.

More than 12,000 tickets had been sold as of early Thursday afternoon, said UFC Director of Communications Dave Sholler, who added the capacity for the event will be approximately 13,500 seats. He expects brisk sales up to start of the event.

"This whole area up here is big into MMA, and has been for a long time, so it's always fun to come back to San Jose," UFC President Dana White said Thursday.