The UFC will be heading to Auckland, New Zealand in June, while a return to Scotland is in the cards for July.
In an announcement which slipped under the radar during all of the UFC 209 chaos, the promotion announced on Saturday that they’ll be staging a Fight Night event in Auckland, New Zealand on Sunday, June 11th (Saturday, June 10th in North America). The card will be broadcast live on Fox Sports 1 from the Vector Arena. This will be the UFC’s first trip to New Zealand since June 2014, when Nate Marquardt submitted James Te Huna in the main event of a UFC Fight Pass show at the same venue. No bouts have been scheduled for this year’s Auckland card.
Meanwhile, an unconfirmed report from the Daily Star says that the UFC is going back to Glasgow, Scotland for a Fight Night show to be held at the SSE Hydro Arena on Sunday, July 16th. The UFC’s previous event in Glasgow was in July 2015, when Michael Bisping edged out Thales Leites in the headliner.
Without further ado, here’s your updated UFC event calendar for both June and July:
3rd: UFC 212: Aldo vs. Holloway (PPV)
11th (10th in US): UFC Auckland (FS1)
17th: UFC Singapore (TBD)
6th: UFC Fight Night Vegas (Fight Pass)
7th: TUF 25 Finale (FS1)
8th: UFC 213 (PPV)
16th: UFC Glasgow (TBD) – Event unconfirmed
29th: UFC 214 (PPV)