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Dana White says UFC will return to Las Vegas on May 30th, while athletic commission has yet to comment

According to the UFC President, the fights will return to the UFC’s own facility in Las Vegas in 10 days.

UFC president Dana White talks with Brian Kelleher of the United States after winning his Men’s Bantamweight bout during UFC Fight Night at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena on May 13, 2020 in Jacksonville, Florida. Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images

We knew two of the fights the UFC planned on having on May 30th, but we didn’t know where. Now according to Adam Hill of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the card for the last Saturday in May will take place at the UFC’s Apex facility in Las Vegas.

UFC president Dana White told the Review-Journal early Wednesday the organization will hold a May 30 event at its Apex Facility in southwest Las Vegas.

“We are a go on the 30th,” White said in a text message around 12:30 a.m.

Former welterweight champion Tyron Woodley is set to headline the card in his first fight since losing the belt in March 2019 fight to Kamaru Usman. Woodley will face Gilbert Burns.

White had said previously that the fights might be moved to Arizona, but according to the UFC President that won’t happen as he appears to have been cleared to fight in the arena right next door to the UFC’s headquarters just south of the Las Vegas Strip. There has been no comment from state of Nevada or the Nevada Athletic Commission, with the state beginning to reopen but still encouraging residents to stay home. Dana White is known to often speak out of turn, so we’ll see if the commission says otherwise.

There are two fights planned for this card already, with light heavyweights Tyron Woodley facing Gilbert Burns facing off, as well as welterweights Klidson Abreu and Jamahal Hill.