The UFC will lastly make its highly-anticipated debut in French territory on Sept. 3, establishing the octagon on the Accor Enviornment. Tickets will go on sale on June 23, the corporate introduced Thursday.
The promotion has but to formally announce any matchups for the cardboard, however middleweights Robert Whittaker and Marvin Vettori have already voiced their interest in assembly in a five-round primary occasion.
Alright so I assume since can’t discover an opponent any earlier I’m preventing Whittaker in Paris.
You higher present the fuck up this time.
Lets do it, I’ve been ready for too lengthy now
— Marvin Vettori (@MarvinVettori) May 18, 2022
The UFC at present has just a few French skills in its roster, together with former interim champion Ciryl Gane. Heavyweight titleholder Francis Ngannou was born in Cameroon, but additionally represents the nation since shifting to Paris in his 20’s.
France lastly legalized MMA in 2020 after initially banning it in 2016, however the COVID-19 pandemic doubtless compelled the UFC to postpone its first journey to the nation.