The UFC will make its return to New Orleans on September 17th as part of a new deal signed earlier today with Bud Light, something that will also include a UFC Fan Expo. The promotion held tree events New Orleans in 1998, 1999 and 2000. The city has been rebuilding itself ever since 2005 when it was hit by Hurricane Katrina.
UFC President, Dana White said about the deal:
“Bud Light’s sponsorship deal with us a few years ago was a milestone for our organization and the sport. We couldn’t be more excited about working with Bud Light and continuing our strong relationship.”
The event is likely to be a UFC Fight Night event that will air live on SPIKE TV, making it a first for a UFC Fan Expo to co-aside.