After moving UFC 208 from Anaheim, CA to Brooklyn, NY, the Ultimate Fighting Championship has announced plans for their return to the Southern California area with a return to the Honda Center in Anaheim on July 29th, 2017 for UFC 214.
The news was reported early Friday afternoon by Lance Pugmire of the Los Angeles Times via Twitter stating that the UFC’s return to Anaheim, originally planned for August 5th, 2017, will now take place on July 29th, 2017.
UFC 214 moved to July 29 @HondaCenter …
— Lance Pugmire (@latimespugmire) February 24, 2017
The UFC issued the following statement on their website in regards to their return to Anaheim:
Fans in Anaheim will have even less of a wait to see the UFC in their town, as it was announced Friday that the date of UFC 214 at Honda Center has been moved up a week from Aug. 5 to Jul. 29.
Stay tuned to UFC.com for ticket on-sale dates and fight card announcements.
The Ultimate Fighting Championship was originally set to hold UFC 208 in Anaheim, CA on January 21st, 2017 at the Honda Center, but eventually postponed and moved the event to Brooklyn, NY on February 11th, 2017 at the Barclays Center due to the promotion being unable to secure a championship fight for the card. Had the UFC held its event in Anaheim on January 21st, 2017, it would’ve been running directly against Bellator 170: Ortiz vs. Sonnen at the Forum in Inglewood, CA.
UFC 214 will be the UFC’s seventh event at the Honda Center in Anaheim since 2006. In the past, the Honda Center has played host to UFC 59: Reality Check featuring Tim Sylvia vs. Andrei Arlovski for the UFC Heavyweight Championship, UFC 63 featuring Matt Hughes vs. B.J. Penn for the UFC Lightweight Championship, UFC 76, UFC 121 featuring Cain Velasquez vs. Brock Lesnar for the UFC Heavyweight Championship, the first UFC On Fox broadcast, and played host to the first women’s division fight in UFC history at UFC 157 when Ronda Rousey defeated Liz Carmouche in the main event.
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