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UFC Set For Dublin Return For First Time In Five Years

UFC Set For Dublin Return For First Time In Five Years

The UFC will return to Dublin for the first time in five years later this year.

The promotion announced on Thursday that the 3Arena will host a Fight Night on August 15th

It will be just the fourth UFC event to be held in Dublin. The three previous events took place in 2009, 2014 and 2015.

That 2015 Fight Night was headlined by a bout between Paddy Holohan and Louis Smolka.

Belfast also hosted UFC events in 2007 and 2016.

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"We kicked off the year with a phenomenal comeback from Conor McGregor at UFC 246, and now we are thrilled to announce our return to Ireland after four-years," said UFC official David Shaw.

"With Irish fans amongst the most passionate UFC supporters in the world, and Dublin being such an iconic global city, we can’t wait to put on another world class event for our fans there."

Tickets for the event will go on sale on June 26th.

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