The UFC will return to the City of Brotherly Love for the first time since 2011, as UFC on ESPN 2 is expected for the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia on March 30.
The UFC is heading back to Philly. On Tuesday, the promotion announced that it would return to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on March 30. That date puts it in line with the show widely expected to be UFC on ESPN 2, the promotion’s sophomore outing on ESPN proper. While no UFC Philadelphia main event was unveiled, Tuesday’s announcement suggested that bouts would be added soon.
The event will take place at the Wells Fargo Center. It marks the third trip overall for the promotion to the City of Brotherly Love.
.@UFC returns to Philadelphia on Saturday, March 30th. Don’t miss this chance to see the world’s best athletes compete inside the hallowed Octagon! It will be a night of fights that you won’t soon forget. Fight card and ticket information to be announced soon. 🥊 pic.twitter.com/UOU1vde4z5
— Wells Fargo Center🎟 (@WellsFargoCtr) January 8, 2019
The UFC has not been to the Wells Fargo Center since 2011, for UFC 133: Ortiz vs. Evans. That PPV event saw Tito Ortiz defeated by Rashad Evans in a non-title fight after light heavyweight champ Jon Jones was forced off the card.
UFC 101 was also held in Philadelphia, at a separate venue.
While no fights were announced Tuesday, a strawweight bout between Alexa Grasso and Marina Rodriguez is expected to feature on the card. That bout was rescheduled from UFC on ESPN+ 2 after Rodriguez suffered an injury. Brazil’s Combate was first to report the updated date for the scrap.