The UFC is heading to Houston, Texas for its Super Bowl weekend FS1 show on Saturday, February 4th, and they’ll be returning to the “Lone Star State” for a pay-per-view event in May. Yahoo’s Kevin Iole confirmed on Monday that UFC 211 will take place at the American Airlines Center in Dallas on Saturday, May 13th.
Also, no #UFC show in Vegas on Memorial Day this year. Going to Dallas on May 13 instead.— Kevin Iole (@KevinI) January 23, 2017
This will be the UFC’s first trip to Dallas since UFC 185 in March 2015, when Rafael dos Anjos took the UFC lightweight belt away from Anthony Pettis, and Joanna Jedrzejczyk destroyed Carla Esparza to become the new strawweight champion. The promotion’s first show in Dallas was UFC 103: Franklin vs. Belfort in September 2009. As for UFC 211, no fights have been announced for this event.
It’s also worth pointing out that as it stands, with the recent cancellation of a Fight Night card scheduled for March 3rd, the only UFC event slated for Las Vegas from January-May is UFC 209: Woodley vs. Thompson 2 on March 4th. Traditionally, the UFC has staged Memorial Day weekend PPV events in Vegas, but last year’s Memorial Day show was a Fight Night card at the Mandalay Bay Events Center, and this year there won’t be any show in Vegas at all.