The UFC is reportedly looking to host a stadium show in the UK early next year.
UFC president Dana White revealed during a recent chat with BT Sport that the trilogy fight between male welterweights Leon Edwards and Kamaru Usman will take place in a UK stadium in early 2023. On Monday, during an appearance on The MMA Hour, Muhammad Mokaev reported that he’s heard from Dana White that the event will take place from the Principality Stadium in Cardiff, with March 18th touted as a potential date.
The news is no doubt big for UK MMA fans. The organization has not hosted a major pay-per-view event in the country since the UFC 204 event back in October 2016.
A likely female candidate for the card is popular flyweight contender Molly McCann. The 32-year-old is currently riding high on an impressive three-fight winning streak and has recently seen her stardom rise significantly thanks to back-to-back knockout wins.
Also known as the ‘Meatball’, McCann returns to the cage at the UFC 281 event on November 12 when she takes on Erin Blanchfield. A big victory could put McCann in line for a huge fight in Cardiff during March.
UFC 281, featuring Molly McCann vs. Erin Blanchield, takes place on November 12, 2022, from Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York, United States.