The UFC will kick off its August schedule with an event in Mexico City, Mexico.
There was a noticeably large Mexican contingent for UFC 211 in Dallas, with many fans arriving early to see Gabriel Benitez fight Enrique Barzola on the prelims, and of course Yair Rodriguez’s eventual one-sided loss to Frankie Edgar on the main card. In just a few months, the UFC will be making its way back to Mexico for another live event.
As was confirmed on Thursday, the Octagon is heading back to Mexico City for a Fight Night card on Saturday, August 5th. This will be the fourth time the Arena Ciudad de Mexico has hosted a UFC event in the last three years.
“We’re thrilled to be bringing another live event to Mexico City and the Arena Ciudad Del Mexico,” UFC Senior Vice President of International and Content Joe Carr, said. “Fans in this country have proven to be some of our most knowledgeable and passionate in the world. We are firmly committed to the Mexican market and our talent development efforts here, which have resulted in rising stars like Yair Rodriguez and Brandon Moreno. UFC will continue to be the MMA leader in Latin America and home to the region’s top talent.”
No fights have been announced for this card, which will likely be televised on Fox Sports 1. The UFC last appeared in Mexico City for the TUF Latin America 3 Finale in November, with Tony Ferguson beating Rafael dos Anjos in a captivating five-round main event.