Dana White: Seattle And Canada On Radar For UFC Event In 2022

UFC President Dana White is looking into other locations for upcoming fight cards.

White said the promotion will target Seattle or a major Canadian city to organize the upcoming UFC 271 pay-per-view event, but later admitted it was a mistake. They have plans in store for these two locations, but not for UFC 271.

White spoke to TSN reporter Aaron Bronsteter in an interview on Monday and said UFC 271 is being targeted for either Seattle or somewhere in Canada. The main event of the evening will see a rematch between UFC middleweight kingpin Israel Adesanya and Robert Whittaker. The event is scheduled to take place on February 12, 2022.

But the next day, the TSN reporter clarified that White made a mistake during the interview. The UFC is planning on trips to Seattle and Canada in 2022, but it won’t be UFC 271.

The last time UFC held an event in Seattle was back in 2013, which was headlined by Demetrious Johnson and John Moraga on FOX card at Key Arena.

The last UFC event that took place in Canada was in September 2019 when Justin Gaethje fought Donald Cerrone in a Fight Night headliner.

Since the Covid-19 pandemic, the UFC has been forced to hold most of their events at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. But lately, the promotion has started to move to different locations around the country due to the easing of Covid-19 restrictions.

In November, the promotion goes back to New York City for the first time since 2019. While UFC 270 will take place in California which is headlined by Francis Ngannou going up against Ciryl Gane in a massive unification bout next year.

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