LAS VEGAS, Nev. – The Ultimate Fighting Championship will hold UFC 115 in the city of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada at General Motors Place on Saturday, June 12, the organization announced on Thursday.
Earlier this week it looked as though the event would have to be moved to back to the to the States due to insurance and other issues. Fortunately for Canadian fans, the situation was resolved and they will get their UFC.
UFC President Dana White spoke about bringing the UFC to Vancouver for the first time,
“Our Canadian fans are among the most loyal and enthusiastic in the world, and we are thrilled to bring the UFC to Vancouver. We want to thank Mayor Gregor Robertson and our partners at Canucks Sports and Entertainment for helping to make UFC 115 become the first UFC event in British Columbia.”
The main event for UFC 115 was originally supposed to be Chuck Liddell vs. Tito Ortiz. However, there is strong speculation that Ortiz will be replaced by Rich Franklin. Even still, Liddell stated as recently as Monday of this week that as far as he knows, his fight with Ortiz is still on.
Stay tuned to ProMMAnow.com as more information about UFC 115, including as the main event and the undercard, will be officially announced in the near future.