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UFC set to return to France later this year

The UFC will return to France's capital after a successful maiden trip there in September of last year.

In 2022, the UFC made its debut in Paris, with 15,405 MMA fans packing the Accor Arena for a highly anticipated card that more than delivered. In almost exactly one year, the organisation will continue to arrange events for the French fan community.

The official Accor Arena social media account on Monday appeared to confirm the long-rumored return of the promotion to Paris. The second UFC Fight Night in the city will take place on September 2, it was announced in a post.

The UFC's maiden event in France undoubtedly gave the nation's expanding mixed martial arts fanbase an appropriate introduction to Octagon action.

That was partly due to the main event, in which hometown favourite Ciryl Gane defeated heavyweight entertainer Tai Tuivasa via knockout in a thrilling Fight of the Night battle.

A report conducted by research firm Applied Analysis indicated that UFC Paris had brought in $33.4 million for the city.


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