The UFC is returning to Denver for the first time in six years and featuring fighters from Colorado

Jun 5, 2024, 4:38 PM | Updated: Jun 6, 2024, 6:27 am

The UFC actually started in Denver when the organization had its first event, UFC 1 on November 12, 1993, at McNichols Sports Arena. So it’s surprising that it would stay away for so long, but it is finally coming back!

UFC boss Dana White announced the return of mixed martial arts’ big show to Denver for the first time since 2018. UFC Fight Night 245 will be Saturday, July 13, at Ball Arena.

The main card will feature a pair of Colorado fighters in Maycee Barber from Greeley against Rose Namajunas from Westminster. Denver fighter Drew Dober will also be on the card against Mike Davis in the lightweight division.

Tickets go on sale this week for UFC Fight Club members on Wednesday at 10 a.m., via a social presale on Thursday at 10 a.m. and to the general public on Friday 10 a.m.

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