GRACIEMAG.com broke the news, Dana White denied it at first, but there’s no hiding it for long. The president of the UFC will be in Brazil on December 15, where he will confirm the event’s return to the country, most likely at the HSBC Arena in the Barra da Tijuca part of the city, as previously reported by this website’s editor, Marcelo Dunlop (see here).
The press conference will be held at the City Palace and will be attended by the mayor, Eduardo Paes. Besides the mayor, secretary of city tourism Antonio Pedro Figueira de Melo will be there. Lorenzo Fertitta will accompany the UFC head honcho.
Promotional champions Anderson Silva, Maurício Shogun, and José Aldo will also be in attendance, as will former champions Royce Gracie and Vitor Belfort.
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