After much speculation, The Canadian Press has confirmed with UFC president Dana White that UFC 115 will indeed take place inside the GM Place in Vancouver, Canada on June 12th.
The media outlet reported earlier this week that the world’s biggest MMA organization wasn’t able to come to terms with city of Vancouver over insurance issues. Vancouver’s concern was that a fighter or party could sue the city if an injury or mishap took place during the event.
After the UFC set a Wednesday night deadline for the city to cave, Mirko Miadenovic, the Vancouver Athletic Commission chairman, told Sirius XM’s “The Fight Show” that the commission held a three-hour meeting on Tuesday night to revise the package it was offered by the UFC, specifically with its procedures for regulating a mixed marital arts event.
Miadenovic said that Zuffa LLC., the parent company of the UFC, has already been granted its promoter’s license and the event has been approved.
“There’s no reason this event can’t go forward,” Miadenovic told host Mauro Ranallo.
If the clock had stuck midnight, it was believed Cincinnati, Ohio would be UFC 115’s new landing spot.