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The UFC to hold four events between May 9th. and May 23rd.

The promotion are planning to host four events from May 9th. to May 23rd.

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The UFC is expected to hold four events between May 9th. and May 23rd. as they attempt to return to a regular schedule, amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The promotion will field cards on May 9th., May 13th., May 16th., and May 23rd. – the organization’s president, Dana White explained to ESPN reporter Brett Okamoto. The Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida will host events from May 9th. to May 16th. behind closed doors.

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A June 6th. return is also targetted for the UFC Apex gym in Las Vegas, Nevada – although ESPN writer, Ariel Helwani, explained how plans are tentative with the Nevada State Athletic Commission yet to approve the pay-per-view event.

White, also informed Okamoto that infrastructure is currently being worked on for UFC Fight Island to host events from June.

In a statement released by Dana White, the promotion’s leader outlined his excitement at the prospect of hosting fights once more.

I can’t wait to deliver some great fights for the fans,” White explained. “I want to give a big thanks to Mayor Curry, VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena and Florida State Boxing Commission Executive Director Patrick Cunningham for getting this thing done and giving us a venue to put on these incredible cards, as well our media partners including ESPN and ESPN+, for bringing it to fans. My team is ready to go and the fighters and excited to get back in there with these back-to-back events.”

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