It is official. Winnipeg will now become the fifth Canadian city to host a UFC event as the organization has officially announced that UFC 161 will mark their debut in the province of Manitoba. UFC Director of Operations for Canada, Australia and New Zealand Tom Wrigh revealed the news today at a special press conference.
“We’re proud to add Winnipeg to our list of Canadian UFC cities,” said Wright, ”The city has an impressive résumé in terms of teams including the Jets and Bombers as well as major events such as the Grey Cup and Pan Am Games. We can’t wait for Winnipeg to experience the UFC.”
The Winnipeg event is part of the UFC’s ongoing Canadian commitment, which will see three global events taking place in Canada each year between 2012-2014. The UFC® visits Montreal on March 16 with UFC 158: St.Pierre vs. Diaz and will also be returning to Toronto this coming September.
“Canadians love their MMA and we love bringing it to them,” said UFC® President Dana White. “There