UFC set to return to Dublin, Ireland on March 17th, 2011

The UFC looks set to return to Dublin, Ireland on March 17th, 2011 after it emerged the promotion has first dibs on the O2 Arena, one of the largest venues in the country.

The promotion held UFC 93 at the same venue in January 2009 and it was a total success. UFC 93: Franklin vs. Henderson was held on January 17, 2009 at The O2, Dublin in Dublin, Ireland. The main event featured a light-heavyweight bout between former UFC Middleweight Champion Rich “Ace” Franklin and former PRIDE middleweight and welterweight Champion Dan Henderson. The co-main event featured a light-heavyweight rematch between Mauricio “Shogun” Rua, the PRIDE 2005 Middleweight Grand Prix winner, and the PRIDE 2000 Open Weight Grand Prix winner, UFC Hall of Famer, and former UFC Heavyweight Champion Mark “The Hammer” Coleman.

You can expect a line up of fighters to be waiting to fight on this card, especially Irish-American’s Marcus Davis and Forrest Griffin.

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