UFC President Dana White Confirms Promotion Heading to Vancouver

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UFC FIght Night - Saddledome in Calgary, AB
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It’s official — the UFC will return to Vancouver later this year, according to UFC President Dana White.

As expected, the UFC will head to Vancouver, B.C. in Canada later this year. A trip to Vancouver was discussed by UFC Senior VP of International and Content David Shaw in Ottawa last month, with Cageside Press on hand. Following UFC 238 in Chicago, IL on Saturday, UFC President Dana White confirmed the promotion would had to the west coast city.

The exact date of the Vancouver card, however, is up in the air. White, asked whether the UFC would be there in September, said “Potentially,” then added “just go with it. We’ll be in Vancouver in September. It’s official.”

However, the month of September already looks pretty full. The promotion will be in Abu Dhabi for UFC 242 to start the month. A date on September 28 at the Royal Arena in Copenhagen, Denmark is also official. Two other dates are on the UFC calendar that month, but they have already announced September 21 for Mexico City. That leaves September 14, a card scheduled for ESPN+. Although not officially announced, it was rumored that the promotion would head to Amsterdam on that date.

If that rumor fails to pan out, however, it looks like that could be Vancouver’s date. If not, October is pretty much wide open. Either way, there’s no question that the UFC will be in the B.C. city shortly.

The promotion last visited Vancouver in 2016, hitting the Rogers Arena for UFC on FOX 21. They’ve actually headed to the city four times since 2010, starting with UFC 115, then UFC 131 the following year, and UFC 174 in 2014.

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