Wednesday, February 14, 2007

UFC announces event date in the UK

Las Vegas, NV – The Ultimate Fighting Championship® (UFC®) organization today announced its long-awaited return to Great Britain this spring when the world’s greatest mixed martial artists throw down at Manchester's MEN Arena Saturday, April 21.

The Manchester event will be the first UFC event in the United Kingdom since 2002.

“We are very excited to be back in the UK,” said UFC President Dana White. “We had a lot of obstacles over the last six years, but I never gave up on bringing the UFC back to the UK. Now we have our UK office up and running, we’re going to have fights in the UK and throughout Europe, so the UFC is here to stay.”

It seems Great Britain cannot wait for that to happen.

Marshall Zelaznik, the UFC’s UK President said, "There's already a huge buzz about what is going to happen at the MEN Arena on April 21. When the UK website – - was launched two weeks ago the stats went through the roof and there is great anticipation as to who will be fighting in Manchester.”

Those details - and full ticket information - will be announced in the near future. For UFC fans located in Great Britain, this is the official announcement that the UFC is coming after a half-decade of waiting.

Zelaznik added, “Our British fans have been demanding this and now, finally, the UFC returns to the UK. And this time we are here to stay.”

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