With the success of UFC 83, there was no question that the UFC would head back up to Canada. UFC 97 is currently scheduled to take place on April 18th but a recent announcement that the province may change its rules regarding MMA regulation, UFC 97 could be in jeopardy.
UFC 97 is completely sold out but that doesn’t matter to La Regie des alcools, des courses et des jeux (The board of alcohol, races and games).
The concern is real and UFC 97 may have to be re-scheduled or completely moved, which would obviously upset a ton of Canadian fans. That is why UFC President Dana White is heading up to Canada to attend meetings in Montreal to see if he can save UFC 97.