Dana White confirms UFC's London return for February 28th, 2015

Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sp

UFC president Dana White announced yesterday that they will be back in London next year at the end of February.

Yesterday's UFC Fight Night card in London was their 2nd one in 2 years but their 1st at the O2 Arena since UFC 120 in 2010, and the event did not disappoint. Alexander Gustafsson's 2nd round TKO of Jimi Manuwa was seen by a reported 14,604 in attendance, with a $2 million live gate. At the post-fight press conference, Dana White confirmed that their next trip to the United Kingdom's capital city is set for February 28th, 2015, and will once again be held at the O2 Arena.

Last night's general atmosphere for the main event had the feelings of a title fight, with great traveling support from Swedish fans for Gustafsson, as well as the contingent rooting for England's own Manuwa. Commentators John Gooden and Dan Hardy were practically drowned out by the noise when Gustafsson ended the fight, and it definitely enhanced the quality of the show.

London's last two main events have now respectively featured the consensus #2 light heavyweight in the world and an interim title fight between Renan Barao and Michael McDonald. The UFC doesn't have another England card on tap for this year, but they are headed to Ireland in July and are planning a debut in Scotland.

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