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UFC May 30th event may be moved to Arizona

UFC has a card scheduled for May 30th. We break down the latest news on where it might take place.

Tyron Woodley standing before his fight against Kamaru Usman during UFC 235 at T-Mobile Arena. Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

The UFC has its next event scheduled for May 30th, but for the moment the location is not entirely settled. The organization was planning on holding the event at their APEX facility in Las Vegas, but Nevada currently has a ban on all combat sports.

Following Saturday’s UFC event in Jacksonville, organization president Dana White said Arizona was the likely destination. Arizona’s governor announced last week that the state would invite sports to operate there while their own states are shut down, and White is enthusiastic about the opportunity.

The event was originally scheduled for May 23rd, but was moved to the 30th earlier this month. The card has not been announced, but expectations are that Tyron Woodley and Gilbert Burns will fight in a welterweight main event. Other rumored fights include Mackenzie Dern vs. Hannah Cifers, Augusto Sakai vs. Blagoy Ivanov, and Klidson Abreu vs. Jamahal Hill.

UFC has completed three events over the past two weeks, including its UFC 249 PPV. The next PPV event is UFC 250, currently scheduled for June 6th and headlined by Amanda Nues vs. Felicia Spencer.