A little over a week away from the UFC’s next planned show on May 30th, a full fight card and destination for it still remains unconfirmed, but a new report suggests that Dana White is confident it will happen in Las Vegas.
“We are a go on the 30th,” White told the Las Vegas Review Journal yesterday.
White had been eager to host the event at the UFC’s own recently built APEX facility at their headquarters in Las Vegas, but have had to await confirmation from Nevada’s officials that sporting events would be allowed to return to the region behind-closed-doors.
“It makes more sense with what’s going on for us to be doing the events at our own arena,” White had told reporters during their three events in Jacksonville, Florida a week ago. “It will be a lot safer for my employees, the fighters, everyone.”
At the time White still had a back-up plan to go to Arizona on May 30th instead if Las Vegas wasn’t willing to open for business in time to host the event, but it seems that might not be needed.
During the course of this week White has also confirmed that the headliner for the May 30th event will indeed be a welterweight fight between former welterweight champion Tyron Woodley and Gilbert Burns.