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UFC confirms first ever visit to Beijing in November

The UFC confirmed on Aug. 4 that it will visit the capital city of China, Neijing, on Nov. 24 for its first ever event at the Cadillac Arena.

Crossfire Vault – UFC headed to mainland China

Crossfire Vault – UFC Fight Night 122 

The company has been taking successive steps to the mainland ever since its first show at the special administrative region of Macau in 2014. Shanghai hosted last November’s UFC Fight Night 122.

“China is the next frontier for the growth of  UFC and the sport of mixed martial arts, and this market is  paramount to our success internationally,” UFC vice president of Asia-Pacific Kevin Chang said in a press release. “We are excited to bring our next live event to China’s capital and show the world just how far we have come.”

“Endeavor China is excited to once again bring UFC – the world’s premier professional MMA organization – to Chinese audiences,” Michael Ma, Endeavor China CEO added. “After the great success of last year’s event in Shanghai, we are happy to announce that this year’s UFC Fight Night event will take place in the country’s capital, Beijing.”

Kenai is a former Postmedia Network online news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.

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