Update: UFC 72 is now believed to be on June 16th in Belfast, Ireland.
In a recent Sherdog.com interview with Jorge Gurgel, The Ultimate Fighter 2 competitor talked about two upcoming UFC events. In the video Gurgel says he will either be making his return “on June 30th at UFC Ireland”. Gurgel continues saying “maybe that could change to the July 7th card”.
Dissecting this it looks like UFC will be holding UFC 72 on June 30th in Ireland and will likely have a UFC Fight Night event on July 7th in Las Vegas. UFC 72 will be a pay-per-view event while Fight Night would likely be free on Spike TV. This is all personal speculation based on the information in the video that says the July 7th event will be free in Brazil.
The UFC has previously announced plans for further UFC events abroad this year so the timetable and location make sense logistics wise. MMAWeekly.com currently has the UFC 72 event listed as a July 7th date but it is “subject to change” so these newly announced details likely clarify this date to June 30th.
I highly recommend checking out the interview not only for all of the information on the upcoming UFC events but also for the information it has about Jorge Gurgel, his martial arts school, and training partner Rich Franklin.
Currently rumors have the card for UFC 72 looking like this:
Anderson Silva vs. Nate Marquardt
Sean Sherk vs. Hermes Franca
Jorge Gurgel (?) vs. TBD