Ultimate Fighting Championship will return to Boston for the
first time in three years when the UFC debuts Aug. 17 on Fox Sports
UFC President Dana White announced the news via Twitter on Friday,
revealing that the TD Garden will once again play host to the Las
Vegas-based promotion. No bouts have been announced for the
as-yet-untitled Fox Sports 1 (FS1) premiere, though White stated
that the promotion will offer up “a sick card” in Beantown.
The UFC previously visited the venue in August 2010, a trip that
Edgar successfully defend his lightweight championship against
former divisional ruler B.J. Penn in the
main event of UFC 118. That show also featured a one-sided
heavyweight showdown pitting UFC Hall of Famer Randy
Couture against former multi-division boxing champion James Toney.
“The Natural” wiped the floor with Toney, picking the pugilist’s
ankle early in round one and finishing “Lights Out” with an
Fox officials announced plans to launch sister channels FS 1 and 2
earlier this year. Currently known as Speed Channel and Fuel TV,
the channels will become 24-hour sports networks starting Aug. 17.
The UFC is expected to be featured heavily on FS1, which will be
available in more than 90 million homes, according to a recent