• from UFC on
  • 22 views
  • #UFC

It's official. The UFC will make its return to Ireland on Saturday, July 19, with a star-studded UFC Fight Night event at the O2 Arena in Dublin.

This marks the UFC's first event in Ireland since UFC 93 in January of 2009.

In the first bout made official for the event, it's a meeting of welterweight unbeatens, as Iceland's Gunnar Nelson takes on New York's Ryan LaFlare. Combining for a 7-0 Octagon slate, Nelson (12-0-1) is coming off a Performance of the Night submission over Omari Akhmedov in March, while LaFlare (11-0) scored a decision win over John Howard in April.

Also added to the card is the long-awaited flyweight battle between Brad Pickett and Ian McCall, as well as the following matchups:

Tom Lawlor vs. Ilir Latifi
Phil Harris vs. Neil Seery
Cody Donovan vs. Nikita Krylov

Tickets for UFC Fight Night Dublin, priced from €50, go on sale to UFC Fight Club members on June 4th. Those with a newsletter code may purchase tickets on June 5th, with tickets going on sale to the general public on June 6th. All tickets may be purchased through Ticketmaster.ie

Stay tuned to UFC.com for more news on this event, including the announcement of a main event.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

UFC on FOX 16: Tom Lawlor returns, fights Gian Villante on July 25 in Chicago

  • 26 days ago
  • 1 views

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight Tom Lawlor will move back up to the light heavyweight division when he collides with the streaking Gian Villante at the upcoming UFC on FOX 16: "Dill read news >>

Brad Pickett returns to bantamweight, meets Thomas Almeida at UFC 189

  • 23 days ago
  • 2 views

Brad Pickett will return to the bantamweight division in July. The English veteran, who cut down to 125 pounds after a 6-4 run as a bantamweight in the UFC and WEC, is scheduled to meet Brazilian pro read news >>

Casey Returns to Face Alcantara in SD

  • a day ago
  • 0 views

Back in the Octagon for the first time since July of 2014, former Ultimate Fighter 17 competitor Kevin Casey faces Brazil's Ildemar Alcantara in a middleweight bout at San Diego's Valley View Casino read news >>

Tyron Woodley targeting late July return – but would he come back earlier for Hendricks?

  • 25 days ago
  • 6 views

For Tyron Woodley, proving he’s the best trumps getting a UFC title shot – even if the two might be one in the same.Filed under: Featured Videos, News, UFC, Videos read news >>

Frank Mir: Todd Duffee is a dick and a coward and I'm training to hurt him on July 15

  • 26 days ago
  • 63 views

Frank Mir understands how the game is played. When you want to make a name for yourself, like up-and-coming heavyweight slugger Todd Duffee, you target a "name" and talk the requisite trash until you read news >>

The Question: What Should Happen with Jon Jones When He Returns to the UFC?

  • 26 days ago
  • 1 views

The news cycle for Jon Jones is slowly going dark, at least until his legal process plays out in Albuquerque, New Mexico. We don't know what he's facing there, and we don't know if he'll serve any so read news >>

Gian Villante vs. Tom Lawlor added to UFC on FOX 16

  • 26 days ago
  • 1 views

UFC on FOX 16 just got a little filthy. "Filthy" Tom Lawlor returns to the Octagon after a two-year absence on July 25th, where he'll meet Gian Villante in a light heavyweight bout. The fight was ann read news >>

'Karate Hottie' draws TUF star for UFC debut on July 12

  • 27 days ago
  • 15 views

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is not without a sense of humor. Hoping to capitalize on the "it factor" of former Invicta FC champion Michelle Waterson, the promotion has paired her off against read news >>

Invicta's Michelle Waterson signs with UFC, faces Angela Magana in July

  • 27 days ago
  • 7 views

Michelle Waterson, known as "The Karate Hottie", has signed with the UFC to compete in the women's strawweight division. Invicta has lost another one of their stars to the UFC. Michelle Waterson, kno read news >>