The long-rumored UFC card in Russia finally has a date and venue.
In an announcement made on Wednesday, the promotion revealed that UFC Fight Night is set for September 15th at Olimpiyskiy Arena in Moscow. No fights have been announced, but we do know that tickets will go on sale June 1st.
“The demand from our fans to bring a live event to Russia has been overwhelming, and with the vast potential this market holds for us, we knew this was the perfect time to bring UFC Fight Night to Moscow,” said UFC executive David Shaw.
Notable Russian fighters who could compete on this card include Alexander Volkov, Zabit Magomedsharipov, Mairbek Taisumov, Rustam Khabilov, and Muslim Salikhov, all of whom are currently not booked at the moment.
There’s no word yet on whether it’ll be an FS1 or Fight Pass show, but we know it will not be a pay-per-view, so if you think Khabib Nurmagomedov is going to fight Conor McGregor in Russia… that ain’t happening, or at least not on this card.