UFC confirms return to UK in July for second event in a year

Tom Aspinall starred at UFC London in March. Kieran Riley/MI News/NurPhoto via Getty Images

UFC announced on Thursday it will host a second fight night in the U.K. in 2022.

The event, which will be held at the O2 Arena in London on July 23, follows the success of UFC London on March 19, where English heavyweight Tom Aspinall secured a first-round submission victory against Russian Alexander Volkov, alongside emphatic wins for Paddy Pimblett and Molly McCann.

Speaking at the London event last month, UFC president Dana White said: "Tonight re-energised me and reminded me of what it's like to do fights over in the U.K.

"We're coming back here this year. I don't give a s--t what the schedule is. We're gonna be moving s--t around when we get home!"

The event in summer will be UFC's 13th on U.K. soil, having first made its debut in the country in 2002.

No fights have yet been confirmed for the event, with tickets set to go on sale May 27.