UFC Returns to Dublin With Fight Night Event in August

By Tudor Leonte Feb 13, 2020

The Ultimate Fighting Championship is taking a trip to Ireland this summer.

The promotion announced on its social media on Thursday its return for the first time in five years to Dublin, where a Fight Night event will go down at the 3Arena on August 15.

"We kicked off the year with a phenomenal comeback from Conor McGregor at UFC 246, and now we are thrilled to announce our return to Ireland after four-years," UFC Senior Vice President, International and Content, David Shaw said in a press release. "With Irish fans amongst the most passionate UFC supporters in the world, and Dublin being such an iconic global city, we can’t wait to put on another world-class event for our fans there."

The upcoming will be UFC's fourth event to be held in Dublin. UFC first came to Ireland back in 2009 for UFC 93, with a main event that saw Dan Henderson edge Rich Franklin via split decision. The most famous UFC card held in Dublin may be UFC Fight Night 46, where former UFC featherweight and lightweight titleholder Conor McGregor demolished Diego Brandao in the first stanza of their encounter.

In the most recent UFC Dublin headliner back in 2015, Louis Smolka submitted the now-retired UFC veteran and hometown favorite Patrick Holohan via rear-naked choke in front of a partisan crowd.

At the moment, there are no bouts announced for the upcoming UFC Dublin card. Tickets for the event will go on sale on June 26.

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