UFC returns to London on February 16

The UFC is officially returning to London, with officials today confirmeing that its February 16 event, UFC on FUEL TV 7, will take place at Wembley Arena.

Currently, no fights are official for the card, which is likely to be heavy on UK talent.

The event will be the UK’s first in 2013. The promotion’s most recent trip to England came with UFC on FUEL TV 5, which took place in September at the Capital FM Arena in Nottingham.

London, meanwhile, most recently hosted a show in October 2010 with UFC 120, which featured a middleweight headliner between Michael Bisping and Yoshihiro Akiyama.

The event, which aired live on Spike TV, reportedly set a company record for attendance in Europe with 17,133 fans, who generated a live gate of approximately $2.56 million.

With a max seating capacity of 12,500, the 78-year-old Wembley Arena is unlikely to break that record. But the venue is no stranger to combat sports, including both boxing and MMA, as well as other entertainment and music events.

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