Ultimate Fighting Championship will return to the Bankers Life
Fieldhouse in Indianapolis on Aug. 28, when the promotion holds its
second event on Fox Sports 1..
UFC and Bankers Life Fieldhouse officials revealed the news on
Saturday evening. No bouts have been officially announced for the
show, but tickets for the event go on sale June 14. The UFC debuts
on FS1 on Aug. 17. That inaugural event takes place at the TD
Garden in Boston and will reportedly feature a welterweight
showdown between Thiago Alves
The UFC first visited Indianapolis in 2010 and has not been back
since. UFC 119 took place at what was then called Conseco
Fieldhouse and saw Frank Mir knock
Filipovic in the evening’s heavyweight main event.
The notoriously lackluster pay-per-view event also saw Ryan Bader
take a unanimous decision victory over fellow light heavyweight
Rogerio Nogueira in the co-headliner. The show netted a live
gate of $1.6 million and was attended by 15,811 spectators.