London, UK – UFC® at present confirmed its debut occasion in Russia to be held later this yr at Olimpiyskiy Enviornment in Moscow on Saturday, September 15.

Tickets for UFC FIGHT NIGHT® MOSCOW go on common sale Friday, June 1, by way of Kassir.ru.

UFC has skilled a pointy rise in reputation in Russia over the previous few years, with a fan base that has grown to greater than 22 million, pushed by the success native athletes have had in UFC. In simply the previous few months, Khabib Nurmagomedov captured the light-weight championship; heavyweight Alexander Volkov defeated legend of the game and former UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum; and rising featherweight Zabit Magomedsharipov prolonged his total file to 15-1, together with a three-fight win streak in UFC.

“Russia is a key a part of UFC’s worldwide growth technique,” commented David Shaw, Senior Vice President, UFC Worldwide and Content material. “The demand from our followers to convey a stay occasion to Russia has been overwhelming, and with the huge potential this market holds for us, we knew this was the right time to convey UFC FIGHT NIGHT® to Moscow.”

As a part of UFC’s dedication to the market, Andre Gromkovski has been appointed as Vice President, UFC Russia. Gromkovski brings with him experience throughout the media gross sales, digital, advertising and marketing and content material distribution landscapes, working with firms similar to Common Studios, FOX, Viacom and Paramount Footage. Primarily based in Moscow, Gromkovski can be main the regional strategic plan for UFC Russia, working alongside UFC’s govt workforce in Las Vegas and the EMEA workforce primarily based in London.   

Additional particulars on UFC FIGHT NIGHT® MOSCOW can be introduced in coming weeks. Preserve updated with all the newest information by following @UFCEurope on Twitter.

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