December “UFC Fight Night” Event in the Works for Winnipeg
The UFC appears to be going north of the border once again in 2017, when it makes its return to the MTS Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. The card is expected to take place on December 16th and as of now, would be the second to last card of the year. Raphael Marinho, of Combate, was the first to report the news. This move potentially is a result of a decision to push off the UFC’s first South American show outside of Brazil to next year. Marinho cited lack of available venues as the reason why the UFC is now eying 2018 for either Chile or Argentina to receive their first ever UFC event. While unlikely, the South American “UFC Fight Night” is not completely off the table. If the event does happen, it will likely take place on December 12th, one week prior to the Winnipeg card.
This will mark the UFC’s second ever card in Winnipeg, and the first since UFC 161 back in 2013. The PPV card was stricken with injuries, as both its main and co-main events ended up being pulled from the card. When all was said and done, the June 2013 card ended up being headlined by former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion “Suga” Rashad Evans and MMA legend Dan Henderson. The bout was fairly uneventful, and saw Evans squeak out a split decision victory. The card’s co-headliner featured current UFC Heavyweight Champion Stipe Miocic defeating Roy “Big Country” Nelson by unanimous decision.
There have been no bouts announced at this time, and the UFC has still yet to announce the event officially.
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