The UFC is returning to Vancouver, Canada on June 10th.
Canada has been frequently visited, with the UFC already holding thirty-one events, including nineteen PPV events. Vancouver itself has been blessed with five events, including three pay-per-views. The last event held in Canada was also in Vancouver, with the event being UFC Fight Night: Cowboy vs. Gaethje on September 14th, 2019, over three years ago. The main event saw former interim Lightweight Champion Justin Gaethje TKO Donald Cerrone in the first round.
Canada has seen many fighters throw down in the octagon, including notable names like Max Holloway, Dustin Poirier, Robbie Lawler, Amanda Nunes, and Valentina Shevchenko.
Canada has also hosted former Welterweight and Middleweight Champion Georges St-Pierre, who headlined five times in Montreal and Toronto. St-Pierre headlined UFC 129, which would have the third-highest attendance at a UFC event, with 55,724 attendees.
The fight card currently looks like this:
Welterweight bout: Stephen Thompson vs. Michel Pereira
Women's Flyweight bout: Miranda Maverick vs. Jasmine Jasudavicius
Middleweight bout: Eryk Anders vs. Marc-André Barriault
Women's Strawweight bout: Diana Belbiţă vs. Maria Oliveira
Featherweight bout: Blake Bilder vs. Kyle Nelson
Flyweight bout: Matt Schnell vs. David Dvořák
Featherweight bout: Dan Ige vs. Nate Landwehr
Featherweight bout: Hakeem Dawodu vs. Lucas Almeida
Bantamweight bout: Aiemann Zahabi vs. Aoriqileng
Canadians Jasmine Jasudavicius, Kyle Nelson, Hakeem Dawodu, Aiemann Zahabi and Marc-André Barriault are already booked for the card, and we'll likely get some more fight announcements soon. Are you excited about the UFC's return to Canada? Who would you like to see headline the card? As a member of the Verdict Community, let us know your thoughts in the comments below.