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.