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UFC to Host First China Event on November 10th in Macau

(Yeah, baby. Get ready to see a whole lot of Tiequan Zhang.)

After talking about it for two years, the UFC has finally moved forward with plans to hold their first event in China. Promotion officials announced earlier this week that UFC on FUEL 6 will be held November 10th in Macau, at the 15,000-seat Venetian Macau Resort Hotel’s CotaiArena. Said Mark Fischer, UFC managing director of Asia:

This event is a major step in the development of the UFC brand in this region of the world and China in particular. We are delighted by this opportunity to build on the media growth and attention we have received and to finally bring a live event in prime time to the millions of fans in this area.”

No bouts have been announced for the fall event yet, although one big name has already offered to step up, and will obviously be shot down:

(Image via MMAConvert)

Oh Junior, that’s adorable. The UFC is not going to waste Dos Santos vs. Velasquez 2 on a freakin’ FUEL card. (Don’t expect Dan Hardy to be on the card either, for different reasons.) And by the way, why is such a historic event being relegated to FUEL anyway?

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CauliflowerBeer- July 6, 2012 at 1:35 am
two words: FREE TIBET!!!!!
towelie- July 5, 2012 at 11:31 am
Overeem versus someone
Fried Taco- July 5, 2012 at 11:01 am
And will they give the Chinese kids time off from work to be able to watch?
Fried Taco- July 5, 2012 at 10:55 am
Question is, what time of day in China will it be held? Will the Chinese have to wake up very early in the morning to watch it?