UFC’s debut event in Paris, France is official.
The promotion announced Wednesday that they will head to the Accor Arena on September 3rd for a “Fight Night” card, marking the first time they have ever touched down in the country.
Reports of UFC’s intention to hold an event in Paris were first noted last month. It was mentioned at that time that a heavyweight bout between former interim champion Ciryl Gane and Tai Tuivasa is being targeted for the card.
Since then, middleweights Marvin Vettori and Robert Whittaker have also expressed interest in facing each other on the card. While they have both publicly stated the matchup they want, nothing has been formally offered to them yet.
September will mark the first time that UFC touches down in France since MMA was legalized two years ago. They are following the lead of Bellator, who has visited the country twice since 2020.