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UFC 171 Announced for March 15 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas

 

The UFC is heading back to Dallas, Texas for UFC 171.  The March 15 card marks the first time in nearly five years that the UFC has held an event in the city.

 

By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA

UFC President Dana White announced Saturday night at the UFC 167 post-fight press conference that the UFC will be hosting UFC 171 in Dallas, Texas.

UFC 171 is set to take place on March 15 at the American Airlines Center.  This will mark the UFC’s first time back to Dallas – and to the American Airlines Center – in nearly five years.

At that time, at UFC 103, former UFC light heavyweight champion Vitor Belfort fought and defeated former middleweight champion Rich Franklin in a first-round knockout.

No bouts have been announced for the card as of yet, but following the controversial split-decision victory at UFC 167’s main event that saw welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre defeat Johny Hendricks had the UFC boss looking at a rematch to headline the Dallas card.

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