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UFC could make Dublin, Ireland debut in January

A report by Yahoo!’s EuroSport reveals that the UFC is close to finalizing arrangements that would bring the American-based promotion to Dublin, Ireland for the first time.

According to the report, UFC 93 could be scheduled for January 17 and emanate from the brand new O2 Arena in Dublin.

The UFC has yet to release an official comment regarding the report, which goes on to indicate that the show could be headlined by a light heavyweight bout featuring Rich Franklin possibly taking on either Chuck Liddell or Mauricio “Shogun” Rua.

A grudge welterweight bout between Matt Hughes and Matt Serra is rumored as well.

If UFC 93 in Ireland becomes a reality, it would mean that the UFC’s planned Super Bowl weekend show in Las Vegas on Jan. 31 to be headlined by a welterweight showdown between Georges St. Pierre and B.J. Penn would be re-numbered as UFC 94.