The UFC will return to England on Oct. 18. Yes, UFC 89 will be in Birmingham, England.
UFC Vice President of Regulatory Affairs Marc Ratner confirmed this on his appearance on Setanta News Ultimate Talk Show, a weekly UFC news show that airs on the U.K.'s Setanta Television. UFC 89 will be the first-ever UFC show ever to be held in the English city.
Here are the list of fighters for UFC 89:
Michael Bisping vs. Chris Leben
Lyoto Machida vs. Thiago Silva
Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou vs. Luiz Cane
Keith Jardine vs. Brandon Vera
Marcus Davis vs. Paul Kelly
Paul Taylor vs. Chris Lytle
Akihiro Gono vs. Dan Hardy
Jess Liaudin vs. David Bielkheden
Sammy Schiavo vs. Per Eklund
Sam Stout vs. Terry Etim
Shane Carwin vs. Neil Wain
David Baron vs. Jim Miller
Birmingham, which is home to nearly one million residents, is part of West Midlands, the second-largest urban area in England. The city is located in central England and is home to Birmingham International Airport, the sixth largest airport in the country, and is easily accessible from throughout Europe via rail.
UFC 89 will be the sixth UFC event in England and the seventh in the United Kingdom. The UFC opened a U.K. office and launched a U.K. division in 2007.
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