Report: UFC set for Winnipeg debut on June 15

Marianne Helm

In 2011, the Winnipeg Jets returned to the National Hockey League, putting the city back on the major-league sporting landscape after a 15-year absence.

In 2013, it looks like the UFC will be the next league to hit up the capitol of Manitoba.

According to Joe Ferraro of the Canadian cable network Sportsnet, the UFC will make its debut at the city's MTS Centre on Saturday, June 15. True North Sports and Entertainment, owners of the Jets and the building, has called a Tuesday press conference in regards to "a major sporting event."

The card, which is likely to be UFC 161, will mark the fifth Canadian city in which the UFC has hosted events, along with Montreal (the Bell Centre will host its sixth event with UFC 158 next month), Toronto (four events), Vancouver (two) and Calgary (one).

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