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UFC to host first event in China

UFC to host first event in China

By: SportBusiness International team

31 Jul 2017
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The Ultimate Fighting Championship mixed martial arts series will stage its first event in mainland China later this year.

The Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai will stage the November 25 event, which will feature international and homegrown UFC stars. General Tire will serve as the presenting sponsor.

Tickets will go on sale at early-bird rates from tomorrow (Tuesday).

“We are always asked when the UFC will be making its debut in mainland China,” UFC senior vice-president of international and content, Joe Carr, said. “We are honoured to confirm that Shanghai will be the home of the very first live UFC event in mainland China and to say that we are excited is an understatement. The entire organisation is looking forward to making history this year.”

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