UFC announces ‘SPECIAL’ London return in July

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The UFC is set to return to London on Saturday 22 July, the fourth event held in two years within England’s capital.

The event is currently scheduled to be a ‘Fight Night’, meaning the card will not be pay-per-view.

The UFC held its first UK pay-per-view in March, as current Welterweight champion, Leon Edwards, beat former Welterweight champion, Kamaru Usman, via a majority decision.

Following the vast commercial success of the previous three events, Dana White announced that the 02 Arena would be the venue hosting the card, despite rumours that the UFC had a stadium show in their sights.

White said: “We are going back to London, England, one of the best places in the world to see a live UFC event.

“We’ll be there for a UFC Fight Night July 22, we’re working on that card now, but, you know I always have something special in line for the UK fight fans.”

BT Sport will broadcast the event as well, with coverage expected to begin at 7pm.

Molly McCann will make her long-awaited return to the Octagon, facing Julija Stoliarenko.

‘Meatball’ Molly’s hype train was well underway after her last two knock out finishes at UFC London events, feeding off of the electric 02 atmosphere.

However, her three-fight winning streak was ruthlessly taken from her by Erin Blanchfield last November.

McCann will certainly be aiming to get back into the win column, especially being back competing on home soil.

No other fights have been announced thus far, however, the previous cards have not disappointed, so British fight fans are should be in for something special.