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Sunday, 10/21/2012, 02:08 pm

UFC targeting 5 events in Canada for 2013 | UFC News

UFC president Dana White once stated that Canada was the new mecca of MMA, due to the sports popularity north of the border. In fact, most of the North American records for an event were set at UFC 129: “St. Pierre vs. Shields”, when the UFC invaded the Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

So it should come as no surprise to learn that the promotion is targeting 5 events in “The Great White North” for 2013.

That’s the word from the Director of Operations in Canada, Tom Wright, who told UFC Central Radio (via MMA Weekly) about the organizations plans for the upcoming year:

“We’re not that far away from announcing our full 2013 schedule. I can tell you that there’s going to be at least four events in Canada. There’s going to be at least two cities that may surprise a few people when we come out with our schedule and right now we’re looking at an additional three. So a total of five events in Canada for 2013.”

It was also reported that a season of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) is a possibility, which would obviously culminate with a live TUF Finale fight card.

The UFC returns to Canada on November 17th for UFC 154 live from the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec. Hometown hero and current welterweight champion, George St. Pierre, will fight interim champion Carlos Condit in the evenings main event.


12 Responses to “UFC targeting 5 events in Canada for 2013 | UFC News”

  1. Magoo says:

    Yesssir we Canucks love anything that has fighting in it!!

  2. James Wolfe says:


  3. GET RID OF FITCH (forever) says:

    Its also no surprise the UFC likes putting on fights in a country that has “NO” STEROID TESTING

  4. macheetah says:

    Calgary!! UFC owes Calgary after having on of the worst cards since UFC 33

    • Bayle says:

      UFC does not owe Calgary anything. All UFC cards are good, and if u think otherwise, u arent a real MMA fan. I hope UFC comes to Winnipeg tho, since they havent come here yet.

      • ur opinion sucks says:

        Get off ufc’s dick.not every ufc card is good and ufc 149 was trash, your not a true mma fan cuz u clearly didnt watch it.they owe calgary a stacked card.

  5. TheMan says:

    Canada Has steroid testing what are you new?

  6. Brother Sam says:

    London, Ontario would be a perfect place to hold an event. You can get fans from southen ontario like myself and from the north like toronto. Probably wouldn’t happen though.

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