UFC on FX 5 Set for Sept. 7 at Indianapolis’ Bankers Life Fieldhouse


  • Share on Tumblr
  • submit to reddit
The UFC will return to Indianapolis on Sept. 7, promotion officials announced Wednesday, when the Indiana state capital hosts UFC on FX 5.

The Las Vegas-based organization confirmed the planned event via Twitter following an initial report from IndyStar.com. No bouts have been announced for the card, set to take place at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

The UFC first visited Indianapolis in September 2010, promoting UFC 119 at the aforementioned venue, which was then known as Conseco Fieldhouse. The event was headlined by a lackluster heavyweight bout between Frank Mir and Mirko Filipovic that provided little action until Mir clipped the Croat with a solid knee to the jaw that knocked him cold late in round three. The pay-per-view event also saw Ryan Bader take a routine decision from Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, while former lightweight champion Sean Sherk was awarded a contentious split verdict over Evan Dunham.

Bankers Life Fieldhouse is home to the NBA’s Indiana Pacers, a franchise currently battling the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference semifinals. The building, capable of housing over 18,000 spectators, also hosts games for the WNBA’s Indiana Fever and the NCAA Big 10 basketball tournaments.

view original article >>

Related News

  • 18 days ago
  • 54 views

Fans can also turn back the clock and check out the first seven Invicta FC events as part of their Fight Pass subscription. Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is bringing Invicta Fighting Championship (Invicta FC), the industry's only all-female mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion, to the Fight Pass digital network with its first live event on Sept. 6, 2014, inside Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City, Missouri. The full fight card will include a pair of title fights, but no Cris Cyborg (yet), w more

  • 18 days ago
  • 43 views

After nine months off, Invicta Fighting Championships will return in September with its debut on the UFC’s Fight Pass digital network.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC more

  • 6 days ago
  • 71 views

Conor McGregor is getting right back to work. The UFC has booked McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier at UFC 178 on Sept. 27 in Las Vegas. The promotion officially announced the news on Tuesday. McGregor (15-2) defeated Diego Brandao via first-round TKO on Saturday in Dublin. The win marked the Irishman's 11th in a row. McGregor has been calling out Poirier, among many others in the featherweight division, for several months, and after his win this weekend Poirier said he isn't impressed with McGregor's more

  • 4 days ago
  • 5 views

Those awaiting Rani Yahya’s rematch with Johnny Bedford will not have to wait much longer. more

  • 28 days ago
  • 25 views

The lineup is set for next month’s UFC Fight Night 46 event, and if you’re near Ireland and want to check it out live, you’ll have one final chance to purchase tickets.Filed under: MMA Rumors, News, UFC more

  • 28 days ago
  • 13 views

The lineup is set for next month’s UFC Fight Night 46 event, and if you’re near Ireland and want to check it out live, you’ll have one final chance to purchase tickets.Filed under: MMA Rumors, News, UFC more

  • 28 days ago
  • 40 views

From Yahoo Sports: Struve was diagnosed with a leaking aortic valve in 2013. After treatment he is back and has been assured by doctors that he is at no greater risk than any other fighter. more

  • 27 days ago
  • 34 views

The line up is set for this month’s UFC Fight Night 45 lineup in New Jersey, which includes a new preliminary-card bout.Filed under: MMA Rumors, News, UFC more

  • 26 days ago
  • 24 views

In a rarity, fans wanting to go to the weigh-ins for UFC Fight Night 46 later this month may need a little luck o’ the Irish on their side.Filed under: News more