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UFC to return to Philadelphia for the first time since 2011

Violence is heading to The City of Brotherly Love, home to dedicated combat sports fans.

When it comes to the UFC’s new deal with ESPN, nothing is off the table. That includes heading back to a city they haven’t been to in over seven years.

It was announced by the company that they will be holding an event in Philadelphia, inside the Wells Fargo Center on March 30th. ESPN themselves were the first to report the newest event for the UFC, dubbed UFC on ESPN 2. The card will take place on ESPN TV.

The “City of Brotherly Love” will host violence once again. The first UFC event in Philadelphia was back in 2009 for UFC 101. Current pro wrestler Matt Riddle won an undercard bout against Dan Cramer, Anderson Silva knocked out Forrest Griffin and B.J. Penn defeated current analyst Kenny Florian to retain his Lightweight Title.

In the companies return to Philadelphia, back in 20111 for UFC 133, the card featured fighters like Alexander Gustafsson, Chad Mendes, Rory MacDonald and Johny Hendricks. The main event was Rashad Evans defeating Tito Ortiz in a “Fight of the Night” bout.

Ticket information has not been released yet for the event. Stay tuned as more information is released.

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