The U.K. is getting its first taste of 135-pound UFC gold.
UFC London, also known as UFC on FUEL TV 7, will be headlined by Renan Barao defending his interim bantamweight title against challenger Michael McDonald, the UFC announced early Thursday.
The card, which is just beginning to get filled with fights, will take place at Wembley Arena on Saturday, Feb. 16.
The announcement of the interim title fight headlining the card comes just two days after UFC president Dana White said Barao and McDonald will meet some time in 2013.
The company also announced several other bouts for the U.K. card, including a welterweight fight between Matt Riddle and English fighter Che Mills.
The UFC London card to date is as follows:
- Renan Barao vs. Michael McDonald
- Che Mills vs. Matt Riddle
- Terry Etim vs. Renee Forte
- Paul Sass vs. Danny Castillo
- Billy Harris vs. Ulysses Gomez
- Vaughan Lee vs. Motonobu Tezuka
- Andy Ogle vs. Josh Grispi
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