The UFC is going back to Texas, and this time it is not Houston.
MMA Junkie was the first to report the news that the UFC will be heading to Austin, TX, for a Fight Night on June 18.
Texas has been one of the locations that the UFC has used to put on pay-per-views throughout the pandemic, going there three times for UFC 262, UFC 265, and UFC 272.
The UFC has not been to Austin, TX, since UFC Fight Night: Cowboy vs. Medeiros in February 2018. Prior to that, they have gone to Austin two other times, UFC Fight Night: Edgar vs. Swanson in 2014 and UFC Fight Night: Marquardt vs. Palhares in 2010.
The event in Austin will be the third time since the pandemic to be held in front of a sold-out crowd, London and Columbus being the first two in March.
No main event has been named for UFC Austin; however, several fights have been reported.
So far, the UFC Austin looks like this:
- Julian Marquez vs. Gregory Rodrigues
- Phil Hawes vs. Deron Winn
- Roman Dolidze vs. Kyle Daukaus
- Jasmine Jasudavicius vs. Natália Silva
- Damir Ismagulov vs. Guram Kutateladze
- JP Buys vs. Cody Durden
- Cody Stamann vs. Eddie Wineland
- Gloria de Paula vs. Maria Oliveira
- Court McGee vs. Jeremiah Wells