UFC: Vancouver To Hold UFC 115

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With the 2010 Olympic Winter Games ready to take over Vancouver in a little over a month, it appears as though the UFC will follow suit this summer.

According to a report on mmajunkie.com, the Ultimate Fighting Championship is preparing to hold UFC 115 in British Columbia on June 12 at GM Place. The event will be the first UFC fight card held on Canadian soil, outside of Montreal.

In December, the Vancouver city council approved a two-year trial period for mixed martial arts, which was exactly the opportunity the UFC had been waiting for.

"Vancouver is sanctioned!!!," said UFC president Dana White via Twitter, after hearing about the change in legislature. "Another one down! Thanks to everyone in Vancouver who helped. See you in 2010."

White has continued to express his interest in expanding the promotions presence north of the border.
Canadian fans are already looking forward to UFC 113 on May 1 which will take place at the Bell Centre in Montreal, and will see light heavyweight champion Lyoto "The Dragon" Machida reportedly take on Mauricio "Shogun" Rua in a rematch of the main event of UFC 104.

Elsewhere in Canada, Ontario remains a challenge due to the province's current refusal to sanction the sport, but White insists that there will eventually be a breakthrough.

Via (www.tsn.ca)

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