During today’s UFC conference call with the media in advance of UFC 80: Rapid Fire on January 19th UFC President Dana White wasn’t exactly forthcoming with information regarding UFC 83, the rumored March 8th UFC event in London, England. When asked whether the event was official White said that they were still working on their exact plans for March and beyond but that he expected to know more in the next several days.
Besides the date and city for the event, details regarding UFC 83 remain sketchy. The event is expected to feature Michael Bisping’s middleweight debut against Charles McCarthy. While the event has been confirmed to be taking place in London, a venue and broadcast plan have not yet been determined.
The UFC’s tentative early-2008 schedule is below:
- UFC 80: Rapid Fire – January, 19 2008 (Newcastle, England)
- UFC Fight Night 12 – January 23, 2008 (Las Vegas, NV)
- UFC 81: Breaking Point – February 2, 2008 (Las Vegas, NV)
- UFC 82: Pride of a Champion – March 1, 2008 (Columbus, OH)
- UFC 83 – March 8, 2008 (London, England)
- UFC Fight Night 13 – April 2, 2008 (Denver, CO)
- UFC 84 – April 19, 2008 (Montreal, Canada)