MMABAY EXCLUSIVE: UFC 95 set for London, England
Hot on the heels of UFC 89 this weekend in Birmingham, Mmabay can EXCLUSIVELY reveal that the UFC are set to return to England in February 2009 for an event, likely to be UFC 95.
Following the event it was mentioned to a member of the Mmabay team by more than one source that the promotion intended to return in February, following the Superbowl card. As well as this it was revealed that London and O2 arena, where the UFC have made their UK home, would again be the venue.
Possible names lined up for the card are middleweight champion Anderson Silva, although its unclear whether he would compete at 185 or 205 pounds, and former UFC light heavyweight champion, Chuck “The Iceman” Liddell. UK fans would greet Liddell with open arms after the disappointment of UFC 85 where he was scheduled to compete, only to be forced to pull out through injury.
It is understood that due to UFC 93 being held in Dublin, Ireland, this is classed as a separate international event and is not included in the promotions agreement with Setanta to bring a number of events to the UK shores.
By Michael Pepper.