The city of Boston has always been a player when it comes to the “fight game”, producing a number of polished pugilists and a rabid fanbase to support them. Given that reputation, in addition to UFC President Dana White hailing from the region, it seems like the Octagon would make “Bean Town” an annual stop on the company’s schedule. However, the UFC hasn’t been back since a show in August 2010.
Fortunately, that will change in a matter of months.
“We’ll do Boston this year,” said White to reporters on Saturday night after UFC 158 had wrapped. “It’ll be sooner than people think. I just can’t announce it yet.”
No fighters or match-up were hinted at for the upcoming event.
UFC 118 marked the last time the organization set up shop in Boston. The card was headlined by then-champion Frankie Edgar defending his lightweight belt against B.J. Penn and drew around 15,000 people to the arena. Other notable bouts on the lineup included Randy Couture-James Toney and Kenny Florian-Gray Maynard.
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