The UFC will finally make its highly-anticipated debut in French territory on Sept. 3, setting up the octagon at the Accor Arena. Tickets will go on sale on June 23, the company announced Thursday.
Alright so I guess since can’t find an opponent any earlier I’m fighting Whittaker in Paris.— Marvin Vettori (@MarvinVettori) May 18, 2022
You better show the fuck up this time.
Lets do it, I’ve been waiting for too long now
The UFC currently has a few French talents in its roster, including former interim champion Ciryl Gane. Heavyweight titleholder Francis Ngannou was born in Cameroon, but also represents the country since moving to Paris in his 20’s.
France finally legalized MMA in 2020 after initially banning it in 2016, but the COVID-19 pandemic likely forced the UFC to postpone its first trip to the country.