22 March 2017 | 8:40 pm
T-Mobile Arena is expected to be the landing spot for UFC’s International Fight Week events based on a request submitted to the Nevada State Athletic Commission on Wednesday, per MMAjunkie.
The UFC is looking to acquire permits from the NSAC for the dates of July 6-8 at the Las Vegas venue to host three straight nights of fights. No official announcements have been made, but July 6 could potentially be a Fight Night show while July 7 would be reserved for The Ultimate Fighter 25 Finale, leaving UFC 213 to fall on July 8.
This will be the second straight year that the UFC has arranged back-to-back-to-back cards for International Fight Week. Last year, they scheduled UFC Fight Night 90, the TUF 23 Finale, and UFC 200 to run from July 7-9.
T-Mobile Arena officials recently named the UFC as an anchor tenant alongside the Golden Knights of the NHL, which guarantees at least four visits from the Octagon every year. Should the UFC receive its permits and schedule the events as expected, the majority of that obligation will be fulfilled.