Hey, remember those rumors that Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), under the direction of new owners WME | IMG, would be scaling back its rapid-fire event schedule starting in 2017?
Pfffft … as if.
The promotion is picking up right where it left off at the turn of the new year, which opens the door for new markets, as well as a few familiar ones, as the world’s preeminent mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion recently announced stops in Brooklyn, Denver, and more.
The first quarter schedule includes:
UFC Fight Night 103: Jan. 15 inside Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, Ariz.
UFC 208: Jan. 21 inside Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif.
UFC on FOX 23: Jan. 28, inside Pepsi Center in Denver, Colo.
UFC Fight Night 104: Feb. 4 inside Toyota Center in Houston, Texas
UFC 209: Feb. 11 inside Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.
UFC Fight Night 105: Feb. 19 inside Scotiabank Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
UFC Fight Night 106: March 3 inside venue TBD in Las Vegas, Nevada
UFC 210: March 4 inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada
UFC Fight Night 107: March 11 inside venue TBD in Brazil
UFC Fight Night 108: March 18 inside O2 Arena in London, England
The UFC 208 pay-per-view (PPV) event will go head-to-head with the Bellator 170 telecast on Spike TV — also in “The Golden State” — headlined by the light heavyweight showdown pitting Chael Sonnen against Tito Ortiz.
To see the remaining schedule for 2016 click here.
Source:: mma mania