Las Vegas cleared to host May 30, June 6 UFC shows
May 16, 2020; Jacksonville, Florida, USA; Alistair Overeem (red gloves) and Walt Harris (blue gloves) greet each other after their fight during UFC on ESPN at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena. Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Las Vegas cleared to host May 30, June 6 UFC shows

The UFC has cleared its final hurdle to return to Las Vegas amid the coronavirus pandemic.

On Wednesday, UFC boss Dana White confirmed to TMZ Sports that the Nevada State Athletic Commission approved the May 30 and June 6 events that will transpire at the UFC's Apex in Vegas.

White told TMZ:

"I am so excited to be back in Vegas!!! Our Apex arena is incredible and the production value we can provide to fans is next level and it’s a safe environment for my fighters and my staff."

Earlier this week, MMA Junkie's Nolan King reported on UFC protocols for increased testing and additional social-distancing and self-isolation guidelines for fighters and corners ahead of shows occurring in Vegas. It's believed these measures were necessary for the promotion to get the final go-ahead for upcoming events in the city and state.

Already in May, the organization ran UFC 249, which reportedly drew 700,000 pay-per-view buys, and two other events at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville.

White continues to claim significant bouts, including title matches, will happen at the UFC's "Fight Island" this summer. 

This Saturday, the UFC Apex will host a card headlined by a welterweight contest between Tyron Woodley and Gilbert Burns. 

On June 6, two-division champion Amanda Nunes will defend her featherweight title versus former Invicta FC featherweight champion Felicia Spencer at UFC 250. 

Zac Wassink is a football and futbol aficionado who is a PFWA member and is probably yelling about Tottenham Hotspur at the moment. Erik Lamela and Eli Manning apologist. Chanted for Matt Harvey to start the ninth inning of Game 5 of the 2015 World Series at Citi Field. Whoops. You can find him on Twitter at @ZacWassink

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