Restricted to occasions in Las Vegas, Nevada — Jacksonville, Florida — and Abu Dhabi, UAE since April of final 12 months amid the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, the UFC have reportedly thought of the month of August coming for a possible occasion in London, England.
Set to welcome a full attendance on the Toyota Centre in Houston, Texas this weekend for UFC 262, the promotion travelled again to Jacksonville, Florida in April for UFC 261 — holding a pay-per-view occasion on the Vystar Veterans Memorial Enviornment with an open gate to attendees in addition.
In June, the promotion is slated to characteristic UFC 263 in Glendale, Arizona on the Gila River Enviornment with one other gate open to spectators. And on July tenth. — the group are set to return to the T-Cellular Enviornment in Las Vegas, Nevada for the primary time since UFC 248 final March as they subject a light-weight title-eliminator rubber match between Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor at UFC 264.
In accordance with a report from ESPN MMA reporter, Ariel Helwani, with the upcoming pay-per-view occasion schedule set and lodged, the promotion is contemplating internet hosting an occasion in London, England this August. And whereas not finalized but in line with Helwani, the promotion is contemplating an August touchdown pad, with discussions already taken place.
The UFC was initially slated to characteristic a UFC Battle Evening London occasion again in March of final 12 months on the O2 Enviornment, with a possible welterweight title-eliminator between former champion, Tyron Woodley and the #3 ranked contender, Leon Edwards slated to take primary occasion honours.
The complete occasion in addition to the scheduled showdown between now promotional alum, Woodley and Edwards had been subsequently shelved amid the continuing novel coronavirus pandemic, with journey restrictions stopping Edwards’ journey to the US — scrapping a deliberate rescheduling.
While not finalised as of writing, some notable contenders to characteristic on the potential occasion spring to thoughts, together with former welterweight title challenger, the #6 rated middleweight, Darren Until.
The Liverpudlian was slated to take primary occasion standing reverse Marvin Vettori at UFC on ABC 2 final April, till a damaged collarbone pressured him from proceedings.
Until headlined the promotion’s most up-to-date journey to the nation’s capital again in March of 2019, the place he dropped a heavy second spherical knockout defeat to two-time welterweight title challenger, Jorge Masvidal. The bout got here as Workforce Kaobon mainstay, Until’s final at 170lbs.
Different contenders prone to discover themselves booked on a card if it materialises are the likes of streaking featherweight expertise, Arnold Allen, in addition to former Cage Warriors featherweight titleholder, Paddy Pimblett, with the latter anticipating to make his promotional bow at an occasion that homes followers. Manchester standouts, Tom Aspinall and Lerone Murphy are additionally positive to be thought of for appearances on the potential showcase.
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