Events in Zagreb, Brisbane Highlight Spring Schedule

Published on March 12th, 2016 1:56 pm EST

UFC 200 is set to take place on July 9th, 2016 at the brand new T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Between now and then, the UFC will be hosting 11 events, including three numbered events and a number of cards that will take place in brand new markets.

The fun begins on March 20th, 2016, when the promotion takes another trip to Australia. The UFC Fight Night card, which will be headlined by Mark Hunt vs Frank Mir, will be taking place at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre in Brisbane, Australia.

Three weeks later, the UFC will be entering another new market as they host UFC Fight Night: Rothwell vs Dos Santos in Zagreb, Croatia. The UFC has never hosted a card in the Croatian market.

On May 8th, another new market will be penetrated as the promotion is set to travel to Rotterdam, Netherlands for UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs Arlovski. Kickboxing is extremely popular in the Netherlands, which is why taking the UFC to that country with an Alistair Overeem vs Andrei Arlovski main event makes all the sense in the world.

Less than one week later, the UFC will be hosting UFC 198 at the 45,000 seat Arena da Baixada in Curitiba, Brazil. The UFC is pulling out all of the stops for this show, as Fabricio Werdum will be defending his Heavyweight title against Stipe Miocic on the card, while Ronaldo Souza will be squaring off against Vitor Belfort. In addition, Anderson "The Spider" Silva is also trying to get himself added to the card, provided that he can find an opponent.

Lastly, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada will host UFC Fight Night: MacDonald vs Thompson, which will have an extremely important title contender eliminator fight as its main event, as Rory MacDonald is set to take on Stephen "Wonderboy" Thompson.

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In addition to all of those international cards, Jon Jones vs Daniel Cormier 2 and Luke Rockhold vs Chris Weidman 2 will be taking place on American soil between now and July 9th, 2016 as well.

All in all, a fantastic line-up of fights between now and the UFC's massive summer event, UFC 200.


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