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UFC announces ‘Summer Kickoff’ press conference for Dallas

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arena Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

The big, seasonal press conference promoting all the upcoming UFC’s events is back.

Such media spectacles have become a promotional staple in recent years, as featured fighters across several upcoming cards were brought out in a public show.

After a bit of an absence, the big presser returns May 12, as the UFC will host a “Summer Kickoff” event at American Airlines Center in Dallas, one day before UFC 211.

Fighters announced for the event include:

Claudia Gadelha and Karolina Kowalkiewicz, who meet at UFC 212 in Rio de Janiero, Brazil, on June 3.

Holly Holm and Bethe Correia, who square off in the main event of UFC Fight Night 11 on June 17 in Singapore.

Michael Chiesa and Kevin Lee, who headline UFC Fight Night 112 on June 25 in Oklahoma City.

Cody Garbrandt and T.J. Dillashaw, who meet for the UFC bantamweight title at UFC 213 on July 8 in Las Vegas.

Other fighters will also be announced for the event, which will be hosted by UFC president Dana White. The UFC also says additional fight announcements for the summer will be made at the press conference.