The UFC will hold its first ever fight in Saudi Arabia in 2024.
According to reports, a fight has been penciled in for March 2nd, 2024. As of now, the location has been confirmed as the Kingdom Arena, Riyadh. The news follows the recent emergence of boxing within the region. Tyson Fury vs. Francis Ngannou will be part of the Riyadh Season. In addition, the Gypsy King’s fight with Oleksandr Usyk for the undisputed heavyweight championship will also take place in the country. Meanwhile, in the world of MMA, the PFL has also managed to secure over $100 million following a deal with the Saudi Public Investment Fund via SRJ Sports Investments.
“PFL’s mission is to become the global co-leader in MMA with our fighter-first mission and disruptive sport-season format. This investment by SRJ continues the monumental growth that PFL has experienced throughout the world, and there is no better partner in global sports than SRJ,” Donn Davis ( PFL founder)
Despite this being the case, an official fight has not been confirmed. But once that is done, the move will no doubt improve the UFC’s profile globally. After all, following the UFC’s merger with WWE to form TKO Group Holdings, Inc, the company is now trading on the New York Exchange. And this announcement will only go on to increase its presence and influence.
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