The UFC will continue to travel for upcoming pay-per-view cards, but there will still be plenty of events happening behind closed doors at the UFC APEX facility in Las Vegas.
On Tuesday, the Nevada State Athletic Commission voted to approve three new UFC events scheduled in June with all of the cards taking place at the APEX.
The events are dated June 5, June 19 and June 26 with the shows scheduled to air on the ESPN family of networks.
The UFC has not officially announced the cards but a heavyweight bout between Jairzinho Rozenstruik and Augusto Sakai is expected to headline the June 5 event. The June 19 event will be headlined by “The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung taking on Dan Ige while the June 26 card will see Ciryl Gane take on Alexander Volkov in the main event.
While the approval is routine for the UFC in Nevada, these dates show that the promotion will continue to host events at the APEX for the time being despite more and more states opening up to allow fans in attendance at sporting events.
It appears for now, the UFC will remain with the status quo for the upcoming Fight Night calendar to take place at the APEX while branching out for the pay-per-view events in coming months.
UFC 262 will take place in Houston this weekend with a sold-out capacity crowd in attendance at the Toyota Center while UFC 263 is scheduled for June 12 from the Gila River Arena in Glendale, Ariz. UFC 264 will then shift back to Las Vegas with plans for fans in attendance at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas but that show won’t officially be approved by the commission until next month’s meeting.