UFC Going On Tour

July 8, 2008

The Las Vegas Review-Journal’s Adam Hill brings up an interesting note on the next group of shows for the UFC:

— After the July 19 card, it might be awhile until the UFC returns to its home city.

The next three pay-per-view events in the United States will be in Minneapolis, Atlanta and Chicago. A return to Great Britain is also scheduled for October in Birmingham, England.

The organization also will host a Fight Night card in Omaha, Neb., on Sept. 17, and is eyeing a card in the Pacific Northwest, likely Portland, Ore., in November.

In fact, it might be late December before the UFC returns to Las Vegas. Traditionally, the Las Vegas card just before New Year’s weekend is the most stacked event of the year.

The home team UFC is essentially going on an extended road trip. This extended break from the Las Vegas market should cause a lot of pent up demand that they can tap into for their end of the year card. This pent-up demand probably means they will be booking the MGM Grand Arena, the larger of the venues they use for Vegas shows.

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