According to a recent blog entry by Canadian mixed martial artist Jason MacDonad the UFC will hold it’s long-anticipated debut in Canada in April – likely in Montreal:
I was told last week that my next fight will be in April. Joe Silva (the UFC matchmaker) told me they want to save me for the April card in Montreal.
I don’t know the date or an opponent or even if it will for sure be in Montreal. But he said he needed me on the Canadian card.
The event is expected to take place in Montreal at The Bell Centre, the home of the NHL’s Montreal Canadiens. The Canadiens’ busy schedule combined with other events held in the arena have resulted in the UFC’s Canadian debut being pushed back several times.
Top welterweight and Canadian native Georges St. Pierre (who takes on Matt Hughes in an interim title bout at UFC 79 in December) is expected to be prominently featured in the event’s main bout. Other notable Canadian fighters who could potentially fight at the event include Sam Stout, Patrick Cote, and Kalib Starnes among others.
The event will likely be broadcast on pay-per-view.