Ultimate Fighting Championship bringing fight night to SLC in August

Posted at 1:16 PM, Jun 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-09 16:57:36-04

SALT LAKE CITY — The Ultimate Fighting Championship will hold a fight night in Salt Lake City for the first time this August.

The event will be held at Vivint Smart Home Arena on Saturday, August 6, according to a posting on the UFC website.

“Mixed Martial Arts is the fastest growing combat sport in the world and UFC is the home of MMA’s best competitors,” wrote Greg Hughes, Utah House Speaker, in a news release issue by  Larry H. Miller Sports & Entertainment. “Utah has produced many elite fighters and Utahns are big fight fans. I know UFC will receive a warm welcome and we can’t wait for August 6.”

The event will air on FOX Sports 1 and tickets will go on sale on June 24. Specific details about who will be fighting have not yet been announced.