It would appear that the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is now preparing to implement a new, state-of-the-art arena for upcoming UFC events. Now details concerning the matter have been revealed.
As reported by MMA Weekly, the UFC has purchased a new building and 20 acres of property just east of the UFC’s headquarters in Las Vegas. The arena will take up a total 60,000-square feet of the total 130,000-square feet and will hold up to 1,700 people.
The arena will host The Ultimate Fighter events, as well as Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series. Construction is expected to be complete July 1, 2019.
“Who knows what I’ll come up with fight-wise.” White said. “But we’re always trying to push the needle and come up with new things and having this facility is going to allow us to do so many more things. I always say, ‘Every year we raise the bar,’ and here we go again.
“It’s going to have everything. It will have my office and a parking garage and there are showers and a warm-up area and we’re building a gym. There will actually be a gym inside this facility for ‘The Ultimate Fighter,’ or whatever else. Like I said, in building this, not only are we thinking of what we’ve done and what we’re doing, but what we might do in the future. This will have everything that we’d need. Anything we could possibly think of, this place will have it.”