UFC announces return to UK with Nottingham event

ESPN staff
June 11, 2012
Brad Pickett will be on the Nottingham card © Getty Images

The UFC will return to the United Kingdom on September 29, the organisation has confirmed.

The event, which will take place at Nottingham's Capital FM Arena, will feature both Brad Pickett and recent The Ultimate Fighter contestant Andy Ogle on the card.

Pickett will face Canadian Yves Jabouin in a bantamweight contest, while Ogle will make his Octagon bow against another former TUF contender, Sweden's Akira Corassani. Further fights will be announced closer to the event.

"We are very excited to be going to Nottingham for the first time," said UFC managing director of international business Marshall Zelaznik. "Some of the biggest names in British mixed martial arts are from Nottingham and the fans have been campaigning for us to bring a fight here for years.

"The UK fans are among the most passionate UFC supporters on Earth and this is going to be a special night."

The last time the UFC was in the United Kingdom was November 2011 for UFC 138 in Birmingham, where Mark Munoz defeated Chris Leben in the headline bout.

Tickets for the Nottingham event will go on sale on June 12.

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