UFC set to scrap May event in Scotland, one UK event in Autumn for 2011

UFC have basically scrapped the idea of an event at the Braehead Arena in Scotland due to what they’re calling “date congestion”, making the four-six events in the UK in 2011 that was suggested out the window. Now it appears that the UFC will return at some point over the Autumn months, giving UK fans the one card a year per usual.

A source close to the situation revealed the news yesterday, saying that there was “nothing 100% confirmed but it will probably be Autumn now”. The promotion were still deciding between venues in Scotland and Liverpool but instead it appears they will scrap the idea altogether.

UFC President, Marshall Zelaznik, just a couple of months ago, said:

“It’s looking very good. I was just in Vegas and we’re making some really good progress. I don’t know how close we are yet, but maybe in 60 days we could have a really exciting announcement about that.”

“I think that’s still the number, our budgeting and the numbers we use in our planning remain based on the four-to-six event scenario. There’s an appetite for it, and we have enough quality matches to make those very solid cards.”

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