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UFC Headed To Shanghai For First Time This November

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The UFC is bringing the Octagon to China this November, announcing a “Fight Night” event from Shanghai.

The card represents the first time the promotion has held an event in mainland China. It will take place November 25 from the Mercedes-Benz Arena.

“We are always asked when the UFC will be making its debut in mainland China,” UFC Senior Vice President of International and Content, Joe Carr said. “We are honored to confirm that Shanghai will be the home of the very first live UFC event in mainland China and to say that we are excited is an understatement. The entire organization is looking forward to making history this year.”

UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway will begin a series of tours to interact with fans in Shanghai and other China cities this week.

“WME | IMG China is delighted to present UFC – the world’s most recognized MMA brand – to Chinese audiences this November,” remarked Michael Ma, WME | IMG China CEO. “MMA is developing rapidly in China and amassing a large fan base; this is an exciting first step to making the sport a mainstay here.”

No fights for the event have been announced yet.