Sports UFC to hold debut event in Russia on Sept. 15

16:57  16 may  2018
16:57  16 may  2018 Source:   thescore.com

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London, UK – UFC ® today confirmed its debut event in Russia to be held later this year at Olimpiyskiy Arena in Moscow on Saturday, September 15 . Tickets for UFC FIGHT NIGHT® MOSCOW go on general sale Friday, June 1, via Kassir.ru.

After months of speculation the UFC has confirmed it will hold its first-ever Russian event at Moscow’s Olimpiyskiy Stadium in September , announcing that Russia is a "key part of UFC ’s international expansion strategy." It's official!! #UFCMoscow is on for Sat 15 Sept .

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The UFC will make its maiden voyage to Russia later this year.

The promotion announced Wednesday that UFC Fight Night Moscow will be held at Olimpiyskiy Arena in Moscow on Sept. 15.

"The demand from our fans to bring a live event to Russia has been overwhelming, and with the vast potential this market holds for us, we knew this was the perfect time to bring UFC Fight Night to Moscow," said David Shaw, UFC's senior vice president of international and content.

Lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov headlines a growing contingent of Russian fighters in the promotion, followed by heavyweight Alexander Volkov and rising featherweight star Zabit Magomedsharipov.

Nurmagomedov defeated Al Iaquinta to capture the lightweight belt in April and previously said he'd like to make his first title defense in November or December.

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