UFC Lands First-Ever Card In China; Fight To Be Broadcast On Fuel TV
UFC Tuesday announced its first-ever event in China, and its second event in Asia this year. Macau will host the event on Nov. 10 at The Venetian Macao-Resort-Hotel's CotaiArena, a 15,000-seat venue. The fight will be broadcast by Fuel TV in the U.S. (UFC). UFC Chair & CEO Lorenzo Fertitta said that even though the fight will be broadcast on Fuel, "he plans to put the company's major stars on the card." Fertitta "insisted the first card on Chinese soil will include many of the promotion's biggest stars." He said, "Having this live event there will be significant. People really like the ability to root for someone from their own country." YAHOO SPORTS' Kevin Iole noted the fight will "occur on the same weekend that Manny Pacquiao will box in the U.S." (SPORTS.YAHOO.com, 7/4).