Olympics Withdrawal? Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to the UK

Still need a fix of sport? You can get ready for Rio 2016 by taking notice of Junior Dos Santos, a 6′ 4″ mixed martial arts sportsman from Santa Catarina, Brasil. Known as the Gypsy, ‘cigano’ in Portuguese, he has an impressive knock out record.

David Beckham and Junior Dos Santos at LA Galaxy for UFC

David Beckham and Junior Dos Santos at LA Galaxy for Ultimate Fighting Championship. Tickets for the UFC’s return to the UK are available on www.UFC.com

Dos Santos is one of the stars of The Ultimate Fighting Championship  (UFC) which hosts over 30 bouts a year of the top-ranked fighters in the sport. UFC has its roots in Brasil as Vale tudo a full-contact, ‘anything goes’ unarmed combat, which has now been given rules where competitors use the most effective moves from Boxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Tae Kwon Do, Wrestling, Muay Thai, and Karate. The action takes place in the 750 square foot Octagon with walls and padded surfaces to protect fighters from falling out – or getting thrown out! 

UFC is returning to the UK on a rare visit at the 10,000 seater Capital FM Arena Nottingham on 29th September. Tickets are on sale here www.UFC.com from £75 upwards. 

One of the best British fighters in the UFC, Dan Hardy, is actually from Nottingham.

The full card for the event is as follows:

Heavy Weight Division
Stefan Struve vs Stipe Miocic

Light Heavy Weight Division
Kyle Kingsbury Vs Jimi Manuwa

Middleweight
Tom Watson Vs Brad Tavares

Welterweight
Dan Hardy Vs Amir Sadollah
John Hathaway Vs John Maguire
Che Mills Vs Duance Ludwig

Bantamweight
Brad Pickett Vs Yves Jabouin

Featherweight
Andy Ogle Vs Akira Corassani
Jason Young Vs Robbie Peralta

We can’t promise any Spice Girls in the back of cab but you’ll get a dose of thrilling sports action now you’re hooked after London 2012.

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