UFC Sets Dates for International Events

Three dates in the coming months — one in August, one in September and one in November — have been set aside by the UFC for events, according to MMA Fighting.

The biggest of these events could be a pay-per-view card occurring on September 7 in Abu Dhabi. This could be the event, as claimed by UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov himself, that he returns to the Octagon and competes in an undisputed lightweight title fight main event against interim champion Dustin Poirier.

The UFC has held a pay-per-view event in Abu Dhabi once before, at UFC 112 in 2010, which saw Anderson Silva retain the middleweight title against Demian Maia, and B.J. Penn drop the lightweight championship to Frankie Edgar. UFC also held a Fight Night event in 2014, which saw Roy Nelson knock out Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira.

In addition, the UFC is reportedly looking at an August event in Montevideo, Uruguay, marking the third time the UFC has held a South American card outside of Brazil.

Brazil is expected to get one more Fight Night event in November, possibly on November 16 at the Ibirapuera Gymnasium, which was held a yearly Fight Night event since 2013. This event could feature the retirement fight of former longtime WEC and UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo.

Original Story: MMAFighting

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