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The UFC look set to announce their return to Dublin this year

The organisation are expected to be back in the autumn.

The 3Arena has hosted the UFC twice in the past.
The 3Arena has hosted the UFC twice in the past.
Image: Morgan Treacy/INPHO

CONFIRMATION OF WHEN the Ultimate Fighting Championship will stage an event in Ireland again appears to be imminent.

The UFC’s last visit to these shores was in July of last year, when UFC Fight Night 46 — headlined by Conor McGregor’s first-round TKO of Diego Brandao — took place at the 3Arena in Dublin.

It was a hugely successful sell-out event for the UFC, and Irish mixed martial arts fans have been anticipating news of the organisation’s return ever since.

It looks like they won’t have to wait long more, if the UFC’s official UK Twitter account is any indication. Today, the account tweeted a picture from last year’s show, along with the caption: ”You’ve waited 332 days. 15 more to go. Announcement coming Weds. 1st July.”

It’s 332 days since UFC Fight Night 46 took place, so we’re taking it as a safe assumption that an announcement on a Dublin event will be coming on the first day of July.

As first reported by The42 back in March, the third Irish event in UFC history is expected to happen at the 3Arena on Saturday, 24 October.

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