The UFC will be finally returning to the U.K. on Oct. 16 according to MMAJunkie.com sources close to the show. The UFC would be returning to the 02 arena in London, England, airing on a five-to-eight hour delay to the U.S via Spike TV.
Although the event is not officially scheduled, it is rumored to be in the works with British fighter Dan Hardy headlining. This would be Hardy’s first challenge since his loss in the title fight against Georges St-Pierre back at UFC 111 in March. Prior to this Hardy had carried an impressive seven-fight win streak in MMA.
Also rumored to be on the card is the newly signed undefeated U.K. lightweight Paul Sass,who is known for his seven consecutive wins by triangle choke.
The UFC hasn’t hosted a show in the U.K. since November 2009, when a UFC-European record of 16,693 packed Manchester’s MEN Arena for UFC 105. The UFC hasn’t traveled to London since UFC 95, which took place in February 2009. The show drew 13,268 fans for an approximate $1 million gate.