UFC Is Returning To London
The UFC is making another trip overseas.
The promotion announced on Thursday that it will be returning to London’s O2 Arena on July 23. The second trip comes after a successful fight night event in March, which became one of the highest grossing fight nights in UFC history.
What’s better than one #UFCLondon? How about two in the same year!
After an incredible night in March, the UFC Octagon will return to London on 𝗝𝘂𝗹𝘆 𝟮𝟯! 🇬🇧
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— UFC on BT Sport (@btsportufc) April 28, 2022
No bouts have been officially announced for the card, but MMA Fighting reported that undefeated flyweight Muhammad Mokaev is targeted to face Charles Johnson for this event.
Mokaev – who debuted at the London event in March – was one of the blockbuster fights that made UFC Fight Night 204 a success.
The other fights that drew much attention were Tom Aspinall’s submission victory over Alexander Volkov and highlight-reel performances from English fighters Arnold Allen, Paddy Pimblett and Molly McCann.
On Wednesday, Aspinall posted on Instagram that a “massive fight” is in the works.
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At the March event, UFC President Dana White awarded every finish on the card with a $50,000 bonus and admitted they would most likely host a second event in London this year.