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London’s O2 Arena Torn Apart Weeks From Fight Night Return

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Storm Eunice has been attacking the UK for a couple of days now, it has taken down cars, trees and even small buildings. On February 18th the storm partially ripped open the O2 arena, the stadium is set to home the UFC’s return to London in a mere 4 weeks and with the damage being so big, the return to the UK for combat sports biggest platform has just taken a drastic turn.

Possibilities Going Forward Regarding UFC London

This really is what fight fans have been waiting for since the peak of the Coronavirus pandemic, first, we were gifted the fans back with no limits, although we still get the apex on fight nights, the return to England would see the first non-PPV event to have fans since UFC Fight Night 169: Benavidez vs Figueiredo. With the O2 having taken damage that would take months to repair, the UFC will most likely look to rehome fight night London.

WEMBLEY STADIUM could be a good choice for such an event, a legendary stadium that has seen it all in pop culture and just about everything else, going forward, it really is the place that makes the most sense.

EMIRATES STADIUM is another option that most sports fans are more than familiar with, it holds a 60 odd thousand capacity limit and would be a perfect place for a historic night of fights.

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR STADIUM is also a great option, although not as legendary in name and star power, it hosts the biggest football club in London and can host a few thousand more than the previously mentioned emirates stadium. Either way, having the fights back in the UK is going to be special and any of these arenas would make for an epic night of combat sports.

What do you think will happen with UFC London? Where would you like to see the UFC head in the future?


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