UFC President Dana White confirmed the plans following this past weekend’s UFC 158 event in Montreal:
“We’ll be going back to Boston this year. We’ll do Boston this year. … I said it recently, but it’ll be sooner than people think. I just can’t announce it yet.”
UFC 118 was the last event to be held in Boston, that card featured a lightweight title fight between then-lightweight champion Frankie Edgar and ex-titleholder B.J. Penn. Additionally, Randy Couture easily submitted boxer James Toney in the pay-per-view co-headliner.
The event, which also coincided with a UFC Fan Expo, drew 14,168 spectators for a live gate of approximately $2.8 million.
Stay tuned to bjpenn.com for further updates regarding UFC Boston 2013.