The UFC has finally made plans for a debut in Russia, home of top UFC star Khabib Nurmagomedov.
This is inline with everything we know about the plans for 2018, and could include a lightweight bout between Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov.
The Russian Media broke the news on Friday.
The first-ever UFC show in Russia is set to happen as early as September, as the event has already been scheduled in one of the biggest arenas in Moscow, RT Sport has learned from the venue.
Staff at Moscow’s Olympiyskiy Stadium (Olympic Stadium), which has a capacity of up to 35,000 spectators, confirmed to RT Sport that a UFC show is booked at the venue for September 14 and 15.
The UFC has yet to announce the news, but the possibility of a show in Russia wasfirst raised by the promotion’s president, Dana White, at a press conference following the UFC 205 event at Madison Square Garden, New York, back in November 2016.